Fire Officials In Hot Water Over Controversial Photo Depicting Mexicans
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Fire Department is in hot water over a controversial photo depicting Mexicans.
A picture posted on Fire Chief Brian Cummings’ Twitter account last week showed him with three men in LAFD shirts, wearing sombreros and large fake mustaches.
The photo was taken at a street festival where fire stations across the city served food dressed in costume.
Some people felt the image endorsed stereotypes.
A department spokesperson said, “If there was any perceived insensitivity, we regret if anyone feels disrespected.”