Monday, May 16, 2016

Must not compare Mrs Trump and Mrs Obama

He's got a point.  The beauty ideal worldwide is Nordic.  Even some Japanese ladies blond their hair.  And Mrs Obama herself straightens her hair.  So Mrs Tump, with her blue eyes and straight fair hair has it made, whereas Mrs Obama is a very long way from that ideal.  And one wonders if even blacks think black is beautiful: Black men have a well-known preference for white women

A cartoonist has been accused of racism after he portrayed Michelle Obama as masculine and butch next to a pageant-ready Melania Trump in a controversial drawing.

The cartoon - which has been branded 'racist and misogynistic' - shows a muscular Mrs Obama wearing a green dress with a bulge in the groin area.

Stood next to her is a feminine, smiling Melania Trump in a pink dress and holding a Trump sign.

The artist Ben Garrison tweeted the picture on Friday with the caption: '#InTrumpsAmerica The #FirstLady will be Great Again!

Twitter reacted with fury to the drawing, with dozens of people defending the First Lady.

Femi H tweeted: 'Honestly this is racist as hell and reverts back to stereotypes that black women are angry and masculine.'



Anonymous said...

Michelle is not attractive in my opinion, but this is quite a bit overdone.

Bird of Paradise said...

Michelle Obama perhaps a dead ringer for Melificent from Sleeping Beuty

Anonymous said...

It is certainly not a kind depiction of Michele Obama - but it isn't too far off.

Anonymous said...

How disgusting. It reduces the value of women to their appearance, undermining the excellent role model that Michelle is to young women everywhere as a successful lawyer and health advocate. Also a note to the author of this blog: beauty is socially constructed, and usually constructed in such a way as to reflect social inequality. It is only through the dominance of Western cultural discourses that Nordic appearances are considered the most ideal. There is nothing inherent in Nordic appearance that renders it the most desirable (rather, evolution suggests it is facial symmetry and a larger hip to waist ratio that considered most ideal). Therefore when you suggest Nordic appearance as ideal, implying that this is an acceptable standard and "truth", you are doing nothing more than contributing further to racist, sexist ideologies.

Anonymous said...

Michelle Obama looks like she could kick start a jumbo jet. The cartoonist was kind to Michelle and didn't portray hey large arse which in reality in an eyesore. I say it is a fair comparison since if Michelle didn't want public attention she shouldn't have a accepted a public office i.e. outspoken first lady like Shrillary. Heaven help America if she should seek to become president of the country she hates.

Anonymous said...

ANON 8:06 PM

Michelle Zero would have no relevance if she was not married to the great zero and had the bully pulpit. Calling her a role model is ludicrous. Calling scientifically true statement sexist or racist is also ludicrous. It is a fact that the average IQ of blacks in the US is lower that the average white IQ. We can debate the merits of IQ tests but the statement is not racist. A statement that most males would prefer the Nordic ideal is probably provable scientifically (although why waste the time and funds) and is not sexist or racist.


Anonymous said...

Hey Anon 8:06 - how's your feminist studies degree going at Mount Holyoake?