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August 26th, 2011
09:53 AM ET

Photoshopped ESPN image of Michael Vick as a white man sparks controversy

There is a huge backlash this morning against ESPN for running a photoshopped image of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick as a white man, meant to accompany an article titled "What if Michael Vick were white?."

The author of the article, Toure, is not happy with the article's headline or the picture and he says that he had no idea that the artwork was going to be published.

ESPN stands by its decision to run the picture, saying "it appreciates and encourages the discussion it has prompted."

Today on American Morning, Toure and Raina Kelley, senior editor for ESPN The Magazine, discuss the controversy with Carol Costello and explain their perspectives about the appropriateness of the picture.

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