After the Daily news’ image of the Puerto Rican Day Parade printed, the community was in an uproar. The National Puerto Rican Day Parade issued the following statement:
This evening, we informed the NY Daily News that we have terminated our relationship, effective immediately, until the newspaper publishes a formal correction and apology for the misleading and false coverage of the Parade, on Page 8 of the June 15, 2015, edition. Journalism has the power to affect and touch many peopleâ€™s lives. When false information is published and left un-rectified, others, who are not aware that the reporting was inaccurate, perceive misleading and erroneous news reporting as â€œtruthâ€. The NY Daily News editorial teamâ€™s irresponsible actions, which can be deemed as yellow journalism, are damaging to our communities and to our Parade.
We are honored to work with partners who respect human dignity and who have the highest regard for the Puerto Rican and Latino community. We recognize everyone makes mistakes, and we work with partners who have the strength of character to recognize and correct them; particularly when those mistakes are damaging to families and communities. Since the Daily News has opted otherwise, we will no longer partner with them, now and in the future, until they take corrective action.