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Getty Images offers apology on Oscars miscaption

‘Getty Images sincerely apologizes for the images of Kelly Marie Tran that incorrectly identified her as Olympian Mirai Nagasu and was licensed by customers who trusted the accuracy of the caption information.   Getty Images holds itself to a high standard of editorial integrity and has robust measures in place to ensure our content ingestion process upholds these standards.  We, like all news agencies, regret when these measures fail to capture an error.  We distribute the work of a number of excellent image partners who are also covering major events such as The Oscars and as soon as the caption error was brought to our attention, the caption was amended and the correct images provided to our customers.’

We apologize to Ms Tran and Ms Nagasu for this error and meant no disrespect.

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