Monday, August 3, 2009

Obama as the Joker? RACIST! says LA Weekly.

Why so serious? They had no problems with George Bush as a vampire or any problems with Vanity Fair making Bush out to be the Joker, but Obama poster as the Joker with Socialism at the bottom? Horrific!

The poster, which bears a very superficial resemblance to Shepard Fairey's famous Obama Hope illustration, has been pasted on freeway supports and other public surfaces. It has a bit of everything to appeal to the drunk tank of California conservatism: Obama is in white face, his mouth (like Ledger's Joker's) has been grotesquely slit wide open and the word "Socialism" appears below his face. The only thing missing is a noose.

It is such an outrage that this piece of free expression must be answered for because making fun of Obama is out of bounds!

Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous.

Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the poster to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.

"Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery," says Hutchinson, "it is mean-spirited and dangerous."

"We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama."

Did Hutchinson say the same for any previous President? Nah. But this knee jerk reaction by liberals is just going to make this poster bigger.

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