Thursday, 19 February 2009

Fury at Obama chimp cartoon

A newspaper cartoon has sparked outrage by likening Barack Obama to a crazed chimp shot dead after mauling a woman. The illustration in the New York Post cartoon has been condemned as racist by politicians and civil rights leaders.

Sean Delonas' cartoon shows two police officers, one with a smoking gun, standing over the body of a bullet-riddled chimp, with the caption: "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill." It refers to a chimpanzee named Travis, who was killed on Monday in Connecticut after viciously attacking a friend of its owner.

Some critics called the cartoon racist and said it trivialised a tragedy which left Charla Nash with what police called "life-changing" facial injuries. Others said the cartoon suggests that Obama should be assassinated, with critics urging a boycott of the Post and the companies advertising in it....
Source: The Metro

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