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A complaint was made in 2007. I was not editor at the time, although I was working at the magazine, so I can't speak for how that decision was made.

All I can say is that it was a grave mistake. Everybody who worked at the magazine, including of course the editor, as soon as we realised what a mistake it was, then we did everything we could to apologise for that mistake. I don't think I can sit here and justify how it happened because I don't think it's justifiable, and everyone who worked on the magazine at the time and who still works at the magazine is mortified by that instance.

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