Massive Magazine would like to make a public apology to the Sikhi community for the accidental use of a spiritual leader within our February edition of Massive Magazine on page 37. The image of Guru Nanak Dev (the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus) was placed above the ‘ask a Guru’ column which is a humor column involving satirical situations.
Guru Nanak Dev’s image was placed at the last minute and the cultural significance of the image was overlooked by editorial staff. It was not an appropriate image to accompany the article and, as such, we have changed the image accompanying this column in future.
Massive Magazine would also like to thank members of the Sikhi community who took time to explain the significance of the image and how it was inappropriate, and were understanding to how these types of oversights can occur within magazines from time to time.
We would also like to offer sincere apologies if anyone was offended by the use of the image, it was not our intention.
Editor, MASSIVE Magazine