Puerto Rican Day Parade demands apology from NY Daily News for photo and headline

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Puerto Rican Day Parade Demands Daily News Apology Over Image

The organization behind the National Puerto Rican Day Parade is demanding the New York Daily News apologize for the tasteless image of two scantily clad women in their paper... which wasn't even from the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

On Monday, the Daily News published an image to kick off its coverage of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, but many in the Puerto Rican community are calling the image offensive. Not only is the picture not from the parade, it's rumored they didn't get the women's permission to publish their image in their paper. Also, the women may not even be Puerto Rican.

A number of readers wrote opinions to the Daily News.

"Out of all of the pictures that you could have printed from the Puerto Rican Day Parade, those two women were the best you could find?," one reader asked. "The News is more like Hustler magazine every day. You must be so proud."

The president of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade has written to the CEO of the New York Daily News asking for "an immediate, front page apology."

On Wednesday evening the parade organization demonstrated in front of the Daily News offices -- but at this point, the paper has not issued an apology for running the picture.

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Dancers perform in the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade as it makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Kaylee Vazquez, 8, left, and Jayda Vazquez, 12, ride atop a convertible as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Nyasia Rodriguez, 14, watches as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
A boy rests on a barricade as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Jayda Vazquez, 12, left, and Kaylee Vazquez, 8, wave from atop a convertible in the procession as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Jaydden Garcia, 8, center, cheers as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Perched atop his father's shoulders, Enrique Placeres, 2, of Boston, waves a Puerto Rican flag as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Placeres' family has been coming to the parade from Boston for the past dozen years, always standing in the same spot on Fifth Ave. in the 50's where they say they have close access to both parking and restroom facilities. (AP Photo/Verena Dobnik)
Spectators wave flags and cheer during the the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade as it makes its way up New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Members of the Puerto Rican Schwinn club ride in the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade as it makes its way up New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan sports a straw hat while greeting marchers in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Verena Dobnik)
A police officer walks along the route as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Dancers wave Puerto Rican flags as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
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