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StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
easily connected dots, to interpret that cartoon as racist is childish thinking. As I said before. They didn't think people would take it as racist, since Obama didn't write the stimulus bill, and the cartoon is meant for adults not children. They didn't think that the adults that would be viewing it would think like children. I know it's crazy to think that adults would think like, well, adults
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
easily connected dots, to interpret that cartoon as racist is childish thinking. As I said before. They didn't think people would take it as racist, since Obama didn't <i>write</i> the stimulus bill, and the cartoon is meant for adults not children. They didn't think that the adults that would be viewing it would think like children. I know it's crazy to think that adults would think like, well, <i>adults</i>
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
The cartoon wasn't racist. It just doesn't add up. I don't know how you can manufacture so much vitriol over a chimp that obviously doesn't represent Obama based on the text of the cartoon.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Bush was compared to a chimp his entire presidency. There are posters on this very site who call him a chimp.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Bush was compared to a chimp his entire presidency. There are posters on this very site who call him a chimp.
jth jth 7 years
Maybe this will help you understand where we are coming from Open Letter to the New York Post Dear Editor: 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 connectible 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. Sincerely, John Legend
jth jth 7 years
Maybe this will help you understand where we are coming fromOpen Letter to the New York PostDear Editor: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 connectible 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.Sincerely,John Legend
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
that cartoon wasnt racist at all.
stephley stephley 7 years
Sorry Org, wasn't paying attention.
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
Haha, it was actually about anyone who thinks the cartoon was racist. So, it's just a general statement from my personal perspective. Stephley knows how I kid.
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
Haha, it was actually about anyone who thinks the cartoon was racist. So, it's just a general statement from my personal perspective.Stephley knows how I kid.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
just stir the pot Org! Just stir the pot!
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
Comment 29 was about stephley. ;)
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
comment 30 was about the symbolism of the chimp
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I think its that the actions of our government re: the stimulus were like an animals - erratic, sudden, unpredictable, and ultimately dangerous.
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
Some people look for racism everywhere. It keeps them entertained, I guess. I had the same instinct as GS when I saw it. That chimp was all over the news. And anyway, George W. was drawn with monkey features all the time and no one cried about it. If you see a monkey and think black person, that's your own prejudice showing.
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
Some people look for racism everywhere. It keeps them entertained, I guess. I had the same instinct as GS when I saw it. That chimp was all over the news.And anyway, George W. was drawn with monkey features all the time and no one cried about it. If you see a monkey and think black person, that's your own prejudice showing.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
I think it was because the damn chimp was crazy! The Rasputin of chimps too. He was stabbed, then shot and still ran off into the woods. That is the symbolism.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
Call it in bad taste, fine. Most political cartoons are in bad taste. But to call it racist is very juvenile in thinking.
stephley stephley 7 years
Hainan - Haus, that it's symbolic is obvious. But not everything topical is turned into a political cartoon. The assumption is that the political cartoonist used the dead monkey for a reason - but it's very hard to come up with a legitimate but not disgusting justification.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
Ok whether of not you think the ad is ok I will never change your mind. However, the ad is not saying that they shot reid or pelosi. There was a pet chimp that was shot, I guess maybe some of you don't watch any news. After he was shot because he attacked someone. The officer says, oh no, next time we will have to get someone else to write the stimulus. Saying that a monkey must have written the stimulus because it is crap! I never even said that the monkey was reid or pelosi. Just that shouting "racism" doesn't even jive since Obama didn't write the darn thing. It is the farthest stretch I can possibly imagine.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
Ok whether of not you think the ad is ok I will never change your mind. However, the ad is not saying that they shot reid or pelosi. There was a pet chimp that was shot, I guess maybe some of you don't watch any news. After he was shot because he attacked someone. The officer says, oh no, next time we will have to get someone else to write the stimulus. Saying that a monkey must have written the stimulus because it is crap! I never even said that the monkey was reid or pelosi. Just that shouting "racism" doesn't even jive since Obama didn't write the darn thing. It is the farthest stretch I can possibly imagine.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I think the chimp is symbolic. It doesn't say anyone's name on it.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
No one can pay their taxes! can we just get the fair tax and be done with it???
stephley stephley 7 years
So shooting Reid and Pelosi is okay?
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