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Author Topic: Dell apologizes for hiring sexist summit moderator  (Read 510 times)

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Dell apologizes for hiring sexist summit moderator
« on: May 15, 2012, 05:59:15 PM »
Dell "sincerely apologizes" for offensive jokes by a moderator at its Copenhagen, Denmark, partner summit in April -- a few weeks later, and only on its Google+ page. Better than nothing, we suppose.

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Dell's Google+ apology...find it here, and nowhere else!

Last week, I wrote about a Dell summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the moderator of the event, Mads Christensen, "entertained" the crowd of IT professionals with a barrage of sexist jokes, and exhorted them to go home and tell their wives to "shut up, bitch."

 This week, Dell posted an apology on its Google+ page, saying the company would be "more careful selecting speakers at Dell events."
 

Dell's Google+ apology...find it here, and nowhere else!

 The apology comes weeks after the actual event, unfortunately, after my column and tech blogger Christiane Vejlo's English-language post made it onto Reddit this past weekend. (Vejlo, the only journalist invited to the event, live-tweeted Christensen's comments as they happened, plus posted a follow-up in Danish and English.)

Read More: http://news.cnet.com...st-summit-moderator/