Monday, October 06, 2014

Must not mention watermelons



A spokeswoman for the Boston Herald said Saturday that newspaper officials are looking forward to meeting with community members who were offended by its editorial cartoon meant to satirize the Secret Service after an intruder made it deep into the White House.

The Boston Herald apologized Wednesday after the newspaper featured a cartoon mocking President Barack Obama and the Secret Service that some say is racist.

It shows a man taking a bath watching President Barack Obama brush his teeth. The man says, "Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?" The caption reads: "White House invader got farther than originally thought."

The cartoonist, Jerry Holbert, has apologized, saying he got the idea after finding "kids' Colgate watermelon flavor" toothpaste in the bathroom at his home and was "completely naive or innocent to any racial connotations."

The Boston Branch of the NAACP said Friday that the cartoon "reopened the wounds of race in Boston" and that the newspaper's "apology is an inadequate response." They asked for the newspaper to participate in a community meeting hosted by the NAACP to discuss the cartoon and what can be done to prevent racially offensive reporting.

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7 comments:

slinky said...

Some tool from the NAACP said, "what can be done to prevent racially offensive reporting."

ANY reporting of COLORED PEOPLE will always be considered to be racist.

BTW if you ever find yourself on a street in any city named Martin Luther King Jr., get the hell out of there as fast as you can.

Anonymous said...

Tough shit. Lap it up sunshine. Obama is half white. If one half can't laugh at the other occasionally then I guess he has internal racial conflicts and should stand aside. He presides over all Americans equally. /sarc off

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:32 "He presides over all Americans equally."

It should be true, I would feel tremendously better about him if just that one thing were changed but it would then be incnsistent with his other foibles so...

Anonymous said...

I am dreading the day that stores can no longer sell watermelon to anyone because of the racist overtones.

Bird of Paradise said...

Did you see all those watermelons marching through the streets of New York in the PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH? or just call them USEFUL IDIOTS

Anonymous said...

I prefer Fried Chicken toothpaste. Eat me!

Go Away Bird said...

So much for white security I guess Obummer will blame it on the Tea Party or Bush