Philly.com posts NSFW photo, ‘production glitch’ blamed

“@phillydotcom posts NSFW photo — seriously NSFW, like why-is-this happening,” Daniel Victor tweeted after seeing Dan Gross’s column, headlined “Bolaris’ fiance sends titilating tweets,” with the exposed-breast photo below.

On Facebook, too, I was seeing criticism of Philly.com. (“In case your son doesn’t know what naked skank boobs look like yet, point him over to Philly.com,” wrote Amy Z. Quinn. “Haven for 15-year-old boys.”) I went to the Philly.com page, but the image was gone. A tipster sent a screenshot a few minutes later and wrote: “Took at least 1/2 hour to pull this down after a major morning radio host talked about it. Yes, the photo is from Playboy, the ad is for Sesame Place.”

I’ve asked the paper for comment.

UPDATE: Leah Kauffman, Philly.com executive producer of entertainment, tells Romenesko readers:

We apologize for the production glitch that allowed an inappropriate photo to accompany this story earlier this morning. We have since removed the photo and are taking steps to ensure that this does not happen again.

* Philly.com made at least one guy happy: “This is a new direction I can support!” (@themjm)

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