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The News Minute | March 27, 2015 | 3:12 p.m. IST After Times Now was castigated on social media on Thursday for coming up with #ShamedInSydney, India Today has also been subject to much of the ire of Twitteratis for posting a video on their website with the caption: “Deepika or Kim Kardashian who’s your choice for a one-night-stand”.  The publication posted the video on Thursday evening and have since apologized for the gaffe and removed the aforementioned content from the website, putting up an apology in its place. Twitter though, would not let them go. #ShameOnIndiaToday is now a trend on the social networking site and although it hasn’t been as popular as #ShameOnTimesNow, users have been critical of the purported sexism and misogyny in the post. Here is the post that started the pandemonium: Also doing the rounds on social media is an old picture which lists other news articles from the publication of the same kind. Here is the link to the articles listed in the screenshot above: And here are the tweets: Any misogynistic articles, stand or comments by media or individuals is deploreble & a befitting reply must be given #ShameOnIndiaToday — Paritosh Vyas (@paritosh2608) March 27, 2015 Does this Rag @IndiaToday have these Ladies permission to advertise them as 'One Night Stand'#ShameOnIndiaTodaypic.twitter.com/xwTmeJrObx — sapna parmar (@parmarsap) March 27, 2015 Media goes from bad to worse to crappy to trashy #ShameOnIndiaToday pic.twitter.com/F8IqIWe6fj — Archie (@Archu243) March 27, 2015 India Today was quick to respond on Twitter about the Deepika story, a senior editor with the group said: Not at all. My contention is at @IndiaToday we do NOT have a policy to endorse bad journalism. Thank you for trying to spot us out. — Gayatri Jayaraman (@Gayatri__J) March 27, 2015 We at @IndiaToday do take it very seriously if you find us coming up short and we will rectify it best we can. — Gayatri Jayaraman (@Gayatri__J) March 27, 2015 Like everyone else we do make mistakes sometimes, but pls trust that it is our editorial policy to fix it and take responsibility asap. — Gayatri Jayaraman (@Gayatri__J) March 27, 2015 Editor's Note: Earlier, TNM had published a story titled 'List of articles published on ITG websites', It was pointed out to us that articles were based on sex surveys or for medical reasons. One of them was a lifestyle story. We have deleted the list and regret any inconvenience caused. Also read: More than two lakh tweets in over 12 hours, #ShameOnTimesNow continues to trend Tweet
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