To the expert eyes at photo agency Vanderbilt Republic, the above two-page New Yorker ad looked odd. Why is only the white girl "heavily retouched to give her perfect skin and rosy cheeks?"

Venderbilt's artit rep Matthew Paul Bogosian blogged about how the "Indian looking woman has scars on her face and facial blemishes" (click the link for a larger version of the picture)/.

The white girl has no such facial flaws, even though she's in high school or something, as evidenced by the lockers behind her.

Obviously Jawbone is just trying to sell its product: A Bluetooth headset that lets you talk to ethnic poors while doing more important things. Nothing says "Third World" like unlasered facial flaws!

[via Daring Fireball]