Racist Anti-Obama Tee Shirt

Marietta tavern owner Mike Norman says the T-shirts he's peddling, featuring cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana, with "Obama in '08" scrolled underneath, are "cute." But to a coalition of critics, the shirts are an insulting exploitation of racial stereotypes from generations past.

"It's time to put an end to this," said Rich Pellegrino, a Mableton resident and director of the Cobb-Cherokee Immigrant Alliance. He was among about 15 people who protested outside Mulligan's Bar and Grill Tuesday afternoon against the sale of the "racist and highly offensive" shirts.

Express your opinion at this internet poll!

Major Hat Tip: Kevin!... where you can read more about it.

More like this

Some conservative nimrod by the name of Mike Norman in Marietta, Georgia is selling these t-shirts and what is more is claiming that he’s "not a racist". Quoth the nimrod: "Look at [Obama] . . . the hairline, the ears, he looks just like Curious George". There’s a poll over at the Atlanta Journal-…
That guy, Mike Norman, with the t-shirts implying Obama is a monkey is selling them for $15 apiece. Doron Braunshtein is also selling an anti-Obama t-shirt…for $250. This one isn't as overtly racist — it just says "JEWS AGAINST OBAMA" — but it's also not worth the money, and Braunshtein's attitudes…
And it's on the same topic. In response to the Day of Silence, a group of religious right organizations sponsorded a "Day of Truth", encouraging kids to speak out against homosexuality. At Mira Loma High School in California, a group of students staged an after school protest in response to the Day…
Below the fold is a list of sentiments about George Bush that have been found on t-shirts and bumper stickers throughout the United States. My favorite is #19, although I do have a certain fondness for #5 and #22. Which one do you like best? (On an infant's shirt): Already smarter than Bush. 1/…

The racists and the anti racists are about even!

By Elizabeth (not verified) on 13 May 2008 #permalink

BCCM: SO, you're saying that instead of going to the moon with Apollo, they went to Boggy Creek Texas?

Up to 60-40 Racist as of this morning, 5/14

Makes me long for the days when my e-mail was full of all of those "GW Bush as chimp" chain letters with the photo's of GW paired with apes who wear similar expressions.
I can't wait until the Democrats move past race baiting and ID poolitics for political advantage: it makes them look so substanceless...

By the real cmf (not verified) on 14 May 2008 #permalink

There will come a day when men are seen as men; But until that day we have to understand that hatred is exactly that hate! It does'nt matter if you are blue with yellow polka-dots somehow it's always something.Evil wins when good men do nothing. Thanksfor being a good man.

and/or woman.

By Elizabeth (not verified) on 19 May 2008 #permalink