Hasidic newspaper Di Tzeitung has apologized for altering a White House photo to run in the paper without images of women. The ultra-Orthodox paper in Brooklyn reprinted a photo from the White House Situation Room, but removed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Director of Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason.
“Because of laws of modesty, we are not allowed to publish pictures of women, and we regret if this gives an impression of disparaging women, which is certainly never our intention,” part of the statement reads. “We apologize if this was seen as offensive.”
Di Tzeitung apologized for altering the photo despite specific instructions otherwise from the White House, CNN reports. The White House has not commented on the incident.