French Firm Blames Hackers for 'If Possible Not Jewish' Ad

A Paris graphic design company said that hackers were responsible for a job advertisement that called for applicants who are “if possible not Jewish.”

NSL Studio tweeted Monday morning that it would never have posted an advertisement with that kind of “discriminatory message.”

The ad called for someone “rigorous,” “well-organized,” “motivated” and, among other things, “if possible not Jewish.” It fueled outrage in France, where an attack on a kosher supermarket happened less than a month ago. The anti-racism group SOS Racisme filed an official legal complaint.

Graphic-Jobs.com, the website that posted the ad, took it down but told the French magazine Les Inrocks that it would be “impossible” for a hacker to change one of its ads. Furthermore, Graphic-Jobs.com said that the ad was not altered in any way after it was first posted.

Raphael Rutier, the artistic director of NSL Studio, told Les Inrocks that his company had posted the same ad without the “not Jewish” stipulation on two other websites.

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