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Who knows, funny though right?`
A wax figure of first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Washington, it stands next to a wax figure of U.S. President Barack Obama!
I think it looks like her maybe alittle lighter on the skin but otherwise its Mrs Obama, what do you think?
Well it’s all kicked off, during the interview that Obama did with Jay Leno he joked about his bowling not being very good he said
”it was like the Special Olympics or something”
He has now had to apologize, I can’t believe he said it I thought he was sharper then that, I guess he got to relaxed with Leno, and there’s more one Special Olympics bowler has given the new President a few tips on how to step up his bowling game. Tim Maloney, a 38-year-old with Down Syndrome said the president needs to practice more if he wants to bring his recent score of 129 anywhere close to Maloney’s average of 165.
“Focus, take his time, and relax”
I bet Obmaa critics must think it’s Xmas again right?
The New York Post should know better then publishing this, how can you present President Obama as an ape, this is out of order and I don’t think it’s funny!! On Monday police shot a chimpanzee in Connecticut for real and the paper then decided to do this!!
John Legend also thinks it’s out of order check out his letter to The New York Post below
I’m trying to understand what possible motivation you may have had for publishing that vile cartoon depicting the shooting of the chimpanzee that went crazy. I guess you thought it would be funny to suggest that whomever was responsible for writing the Economic Recovery legislation must have the intelligence and judgment of a deranged, violent chimpanzee, and should be shot to protect the larger community. Really? Did it occur to you that this suggestion would imply a connection between President Barack Obama and the deranged chimpanzee? Did it occur to you that our President has been receiving death threats since early in his candidacy? Did it occur to you that blacks have historically been compared to various apes as a way of racist insult and mockery? Did you intend to invoke these painful themes when you printed the cartoon?
If that’s not what you intended, then it was stupid and willfully ignorant of you not to connect these easily connectable dots. If it is what you intended, then you obviously wanted to be grossly provocative, racist and offensive to the sensibilities of most reasonable Americans. Either way, you should not have printed this cartoon, and the fact that you did is truly reprehensible. I can’t imagine what possible justification you have for this. I’ve read your lame statement in response to the outrage you provoked. Shame on you for dodging the real issue and then using the letter as an opportunity to attack Rev. Sharpton. This is not about Rev. Sharpton. It’s about the cartoon being blatantly racist and offensive.
I believe in freedom of speech, and you have every right to print what you want. But freedom of speech still comes with responsibilities and consequences. You are responsible for printing this cartoon, and I hope you experience some real consequences for it. I’m personally boycotting your paper and won’t do any interviews with any of your reporters, and I encourage all of my colleagues in the entertainment business to do so as well. I implore your advertisers to seriously reconsider their business relationships with you as well.
You should print an apology in your paper acknowledging that this cartoon was ignorant, offensive and racist and should not have been printed.
I’m well aware of our country’s history of racism and violence, but I truly believe we are better than this filth. As we attempt to rise above our difficult past and look toward a better future, we don’t need the New York Post to resurrect the images of Jim Crow to deride the new administration and put black folks in our place. Please feel free to criticize and honestly evaluate our new President, but do so without the incendiary images and rhetoric.