New York Post readers were greeted this morning with a shocking sight. Slapped across the cover was a photo of a man seconds away from being killed by an oncoming subway train:
The Post is now facing a very nasty backlash — and they’ve earned it:
Now i can't un-see that…. The New York Post cover today is too much for my heart.
— Miss Ange (@MissAngeOnAir) December 4, 2012
Cover of today's @nypost photo of man about to be killed by subway is reprehensible. Way that paper floats in public space, unavoidable.
— Aaron Stewart-Ahn (@somebadideas) December 4, 2012
. @nypost lacking common sense with today's cover. Terrible.
— Rogan Schaub III ? (@RoganSchaub) December 4, 2012
— Social✽Fly (Gov Cuomo's #StayAtHome Girlfriend) (@socflyny) December 4, 2012
— Marna Palmer (@MarnaP) December 4, 2012
I hope the editors behind today's NYPost cover have their last moments of life horrible exploited.
— Aubry Parks-Fried (@mrsapf) December 4, 2012
— Zoë Gulliksen (@bookishbelle) December 4, 2012
Smh at today's @nypost cover! uncompassionate schmucks
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) December 4, 2012
The #NYPost cover today is just ridiculous. They have no shame
— SwaggOnBlast (@Swagg0n100) December 4, 2012
That New York Post cover is horribly disrespectful.
— crouton crudup (@MavisGary) December 4, 2012
I always knew @nypost was a disgusting rag but today's front cover is so outrageously gross words can't possibly describe it. Shame on them.
— Scott Roth (@scottroth76) December 4, 2012
Disgusted and horrified @nypost for splashing a man who's about to die on their cover. Tasteless and unethical journalism
— Lindsey Cohen (@LindzelBean) December 4, 2012
@nypost officially put themselves in the zero class category with today's cover ….might be the most tasteless thing I have ever scene
— Isaiah Orlen (@ISOglobal) December 4, 2012
And what about the man who lost his life?
@nypost Tosay's cover crosses all lines of decency. His family is going to see the photo of him about to be killed.
— Sharon Kuper (@SharonKuper) December 4, 2012
Imagine if the man in that @nypost front page photo about to be killed by a train was your friend & you saw that on a newsstand.
— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) December 4, 2012
We can’t. Just horrible.
But perhaps the Post’s colossal lapse in taste highlights something even more disturbing than the cover itself:
Everyone on that platform watched that man die & did nothing but run or take pics. Shameful. And the #NYPost is disgusting for that cover!
— Tzena (@TzenaNicole) December 4, 2012
Why did no one save the man in NY? Why did people just watch him instead of helping him?
— Melissa Mackenzie (@MelissaTweets) December 4, 2012