Passport system rejects this dude’s photo for a pretty racist reason


Racism is bad enough with humans, but when computers start laying it into you? That just sucks.

It’s something that happened to Richard Lee, a New Zealand citizen who is studying in Melbourne, Australia. 

He was renewing his New Zealand passport recently online, when the automated system rejected his photo. 

It thought his eyes were closed, and hence didn’t meet the country’s passport picture requirements.

So awkward.

The screenshot was posted on the page of Australian DJs Mashd N Kutcher on Facebook, who said they were a friend of Lee’s.  Read more…

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