A News Corp style magazine has come under fire for releasing a belittling call for interns featuring an image of a woman wearing lingerie posing on a bed on all fours.
Sunday Style, an Australian glossy magazine launched in March 2013 for “style conscious individuals”, posted the ad on Instagram today (9 January) but quickly removed it in response to criticism from followers.
The offending post was first noticed by Twitter user @SuzanneCarbone, a journalist at Melbourne news outlet The Age.
— Suzanne Carbone (@SuzanneCarbone) January 9, 2015
Sunday Style issued an apology for the post on Instagram where the original image was uploaded.
However, the post has been widely condemned by social media users.
WTF. This is extraordinarily bad. @Sunday_Style using demeaning, sexist pix while advertising for unpaid interns. pic.twitter.com/IEOtSRSvZw — Frances Mao (@francesmao) January 9, 2015
MT@SuzanneCarbone NewsCorp's SundayStyle "error in judgement". This means someone thought it was ok originally?? http://t.co/4LI7ASJqRV — moobaulch (@moobaulch) January 9, 2015
Brilliant Sunday Style !!! Good luck getting interns in the future. pic.twitter.com/2Yrbopx9yn
— ★Mr Jamal★ (@JamalNeutron) January 9, 2015
Sunday Style is a weekly style magazine with a circulation just shy of 900,000 copies.