The cover needed to change and it's awesome that it is going to happen. But this excuse continues Bloomsbury's consistent refusal to acknowledge they screwed up:
This week Bloomsbury officials have switched course. "We regret that our original creative direction for Liarâ€”which was intended to symbolically reflect the narrator's complex psychological makeupâ€”has been interpreted by some as a calculated decision to mask the character's ethnicity," Bloomsbury officials said in a statement to PW.
They know what they did and they still want to blame all of us for fighting it. Weak, Bloomsbury. Very very weak.