Saturday, February 21, 2009

New York Post's Racist Cartoon:Obama The Chimp Got Shot

Hantu Laut

Look at the cartoon above.Read what one of the white cops says.Isn't the author of the stimulus package the President? Isn't chimpanzee mostly black in colour? Isn't the President's name Barack Obama and is black? Don't you think it's racism?

The Editor-in-Chief at the post had the cheek to say "the cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut. It broadly mocks Washington's efforts to revive the economy..."

"This most certainly was not its intent; to those who were offended by the image, we apologize," the paper said in an editorial on its website headlined "That Cartoon", which quickly became the site's most-viewed story.

That's a lot of crap, Mr Editor White Trash! You have made known your intention, you bloody racist!

Read the story here.


Anonymous said...

Everyone is a racist they just don't have the "guts" to admit the truth to themselves.Blacks,whites Asians,native Americans they all are racist to their own culture.

Anonymous said...

everything is racist
the chimp is just a dumb animal just like polosi and reid. this had nothing to do with obama because obama had nothing to do with the stimulus package. the house wrote it all he did was sign it without even reading it
morons unite country goes to hell

Anonymous said...

US racism has made Obama the US President. Those racist are the ones who are hurt with their own feelings but speak them out.

kittykat46 said...

Having been exposed to the rough and tumble of US media political treatment, I don't see this as racist, per se. Crass and tasteless, perhaps.

There have been other commentators who have described Obama's stimulus bill as "created by a bunch of monkeys". I don't agree, but it is legitimate comment.

It is very important for the sake of the US governance (which, by the way, impacts the rest of the world) , future US minority leaders and Obama himself, that he doesn't get any easier ride than anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hantu Laut,
I think it has nothing to do with racism. The black-chimpanzee connection is more a European racial stigma evident in the non-English football leagues, such as La Liga, Seria A, etc.

American literature has rarely used that kind of picture.

Americans are proud of their leaders, they just thought it was a funny story. So I disagree.
Actually, I think its funny too, but maybe you wrote on the heat of the moment, and have your own views.


Anonymous said...

But that said, the New York Post has been anti Obama from the start, so I am not discounting your POV.