Wikihow Apologises After "Whitewashing" Beyonce, Jay Z And Obama In This Viral Picture

25 January 2017, 14:19

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Fans were not happy.

Wikihow has issued an apology after depicting Beyonce, Jay-Z and Barack Obama as white people in a recently published article.

The image appeared in an article named "How To Become A Congressman" and featured a cartoon version of a photo taken of the trio at a fundraising event in 2012.

Many internet users flagged up the picture after it was published, accusing the popular 'how-to' website of "whitewashing" the stars.

Wikihow responded by removing the image from the article and issuing an apology through a series of tweets.

The site claims that the original photo was sent around an illustrating team, during which time the colour was removed from the image leaving a black and white picture.

Wikihow argues that the colourist "did not know the race of the models", although it doesn't excuse hosting the "terrible image" on their site.

The website is often pulled up on for it's sometimes bizarre illustrations - an internet game matching Wikihow cartoons to their related article went viral last year.

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