Oh, those rascally French clothing companies.  Seems La Redoute, a French clothing company, published a photo of four young children frolicking happily on the beach.  Each was sporting swimsuit and beachwear from the fashion designer.

One small problem – there is a clearly visible pantsless man walking in the water behind them. How this got through editing is anybody’s guess…

Via Stylist UK (Warning – Graphic Imagery)  (h/t Huffington post):

Upmarket French fashion chain La Redoute landed itself in hot water today (4 January) after inadvertently publishing a photo of a naked man on its website.

To make matters worse, the shoot featured four children – all dressed in La Redoute swimwear and happily playing on an idyllic-looking beach – with the nude individual just visible in the water behind them.

Whoever edited the photo and published it on the site was apparently unaware of the X-rated mishap, but reaction was swift on Twitter, with the French expressing both amusement and outrage.

“SCANDALE!” one user wrote, as another noted that with the children on the beach, the nudity was “un deuxième Fail pour la Redoute.”

A very unfortunate photo bomb indeed.