Cambodia said the picture of the victims in Khmer Rouge’s ‘field to field’ with extra laughter was an insult to the dead.
Cambodia has called on the vice president of the US media group to withdraw an article containing new color pictures of the victims of the Khmer Rouge “killing field” victims, so that the images were changed to add some humor to the cause of the dead.
At 12:00 GMT on Sunday, the article is no longer available on the Vice.com website.
In an article published on Friday, artist Matt Lugrei said his project to collect images from the infamous Tulle Slenge prison, or S-21, had resulted in 14 Cambodians being executed and tortured there.
However, after comparing the article to the black-and-white original images, there was a reaction on social media that some subjects were only laughing at the colorful images of Louie. Vice article does not have original images.
Exiled Cambodian politician Mu Soshua wrote on Twitter, “Playing using technology to give make-up to S21 victims … is a very serious insult to the souls of the victims of # genocide.”
S21 or Cambodians play around using technology to give make-up to the victims. # Achuits Unacceptable and of course it should be stopped. This is a very serious insult to the souls of the victims # Genocide . https://t.co/HtnKG4Lmlq
– Musochua (@soshua_mu) April 10, 2021
Journalist Vinak said on Twitter: “Vice in Matt Lugrey is not collecting S21 photographs. He calls history a liar. ”
Another Twitter user, journalist E. Quinn Libson Dr.: “At the request of a family that has lost a loved one, it is one thing to make these changes personally. These are other things to be fully disclosed. চিন্তা VIS was even thinking? “
The Cambodian Ministry of Culture has issued a statement urging Lueri and Vice to remove the images.
“We urge researchers, artists and the public not to use any historical sources to pay tribute to the victims.”
In a vice interview, Lugri said he worked with the victims’ families to recover the photos, without immediately commenting.
The record is being modified
Sunday Vice added an editor’s note, before the article later disappeared from the site.
“It has come to our notice that the restored images published in this article were altered outside of coloring. We are reviewing the article and considering further steps to revise the record, ”it said.
Yuk Chang, director of the Cambodian Documentation Center, compared the change to a history of rewriting. An online petition demanding the removal of the article has received thousands of signatures.
At least 1.7 million Cambodians died during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.
Vice in Matt Lougrey is not collecting S21 photographs. He calls history a liar: pic.twitter.com/z6J99J7BOE
– John Wink (@winkwjahan) April 10, 2021