Mexican firm sorry for royally selling president short

Mexican paint company Comex posted on Twitter a digitally-altered photograph of the president


Reuters July 03, 2015
Mexican paint company Comex posted on Twitter a digitally-altered photograph of the president. PHOTO: REUTERS

It could have been the height of diplomatic embarrassment for Mexico's president.

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When Enrique Pena Nieto hosted towering King Felipe of Spain this week, it was a tongue-in-cheek paint ad ridiculing his 10-inch height deficit that grabbed the headlines.

On Wednesday, Mexican paint company Comex posted on Twitter a digitally-altered photograph of the president standing on one of its paint pots, giving him a leg up over the monarch under the banner "una pintura de altura," or "a paint of stature."



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Comex apologized on Thursday for the photograph, deleting the post after it had been heavily retweeted. It said the Tweet was published "without the appropriate approvals".

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