The magazine cover on the right, of course, is the iconic image that Boston Magazine came up with in the wake of last year's Boston Marathon bombings. The one on the left is from The Bath Magazine, a periodical overseas, previewing the Bath Half Marathon with a cover that seems to be...well, a blatant ripoff.
That doesn't have staffers at Boston Magazine too pleased.
To its credit, the editors at Bath Magazine have already come out and apologized for the misunderstanding.
We would like to make an unreserved apology for any upset or offence caused by our latest cover. This was clearly not our intention.— The Bath Magazine (@TheBathMagazine) January 28, 2014
The publication still had the image as its Twitter profile above the apology.
In a response, Boston Magazine summoned the folks at Bath Magazine to make a donation to the One Fund.
"We canít speak for the dozens of runners who donated their shoes to us for that image," Carly Carioli wrote. "We canít speak for the runners who are preparing to run this April. But we hope that if you were so bold as to borrow our idea, you will also borrow the spirit of that coveróand make a significant donation to the One Fund in the name of those who were unable to finish the race."
The main contributors to The Buzz are:
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer