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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