The website for Canada’s Globe and Mail was altered Wednesday night as a statement of support for the Occupy social protest movement, which began as Occupy Wall Street before spreading to other cities. Readers who checked out the site’s regular Celebrity Photos section saw pictures of famous and beautiful people, as expected. The changes only became evident upon reading the captions.
Here are a few examples:
Interspersed with the celebrity images in the gallery were photos of protestors holding signs from Occupy locations that appeared to be from across the United States. Twitter quickly picked up on the event, spreading links with the hashtag #occupyfunnycaptions.
It is unknown whether the captions were the work of a disgruntled employee or a hacker. As of 2:20 a.m. in Toronto, where the Globe and Mail is headquarted, the alternative commentary was still posted on the site and the publication had not made any response to inquiries from the media. The Globe and Mail is Canada’s largest-circulation national newspaper and second-largest daily newspaper after the Toronto Star.
The Globe and Mail Celebrity Photos – http://tinyurl.com/3dvec68