Vanity Fair France Issues Apology After Editing Guy Pearce Photo Wearing Palestinian Flag Pin

Vanity Fair France has commented after editing a photo of Guy Pearce at the Cannes Film Festival wearing a pin of the Palestinian flag.

Pearce appeared at the film festival to support his new film, The Shrouds. During the red carpet premiere, the actor wore a pin supporting Palestine.

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The actor posed for a portrait to be featured in Vanity Fair France and later appeared in an Instagram post. However, the magazine’s website shared a modified version of the picture. Social media users noticed Vanity Fair France edited out Pearce’s pin.

After an uproar, Vanity Fair France issued an apology on X, the microblogging site formerly known as Twitter.

“Good evening. We have mistakenly published a modified version of this photo on the site. The original version was posted on Instagram the same day. We have rectified our mistake and we apologize,” read the apology from Vanity Fair France.

Pearce stars in The Shrouds (Les Linceuls), an arthouse horror film directed by David Cronenberg that stars Diana Kruger and Vincent Cassel.

The Shrouds follows Karsh (Cassel), a prominent businessman who is inconsolable following the death of his wife. He invents technology that enables the living to monitor their loved ones in their shrouds. One night, the grave of Karsh’s wife, along with others, are desecrated and Karsh sets out to track down the culprits.

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