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Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:37 PM

Boston Herald? Cartoonist shows Obama brushing his teeth with watermelon flavored

toothpaste...

And then goes on and tries to apologize by stating..His heart had not an inkling of racism in it when he drew the illustration... In so many words..

Are you fucking kidding me..”Watermelon flavored toothpaste”?

Slimy Bastard..

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/10/01/boston-herald-apologizes-for-obama-watermelon-toothpaste-cartoon/

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Reply Boston Herald? Cartoonist shows Obama brushing his teeth with watermelon flavored (Original post)
busterbrown Oct 2014 OP
TheCowsCameHome Oct 2014 #1
BillZBubb Oct 2014 #2
1StrongBlackMan Oct 2014 #5
busterbrown Oct 2014 #8
liberalmuse Oct 2014 #3
spanone Oct 2014 #4
Scootaloo Oct 2014 #6
Jenoch Oct 2014 #7
Gothmog Oct 2014 #9

Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:42 PM

1. Hot topic in Beantown today

The Herald is a scumbag paper, I'm not surprised at this.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:43 PM

2. Pretty lame excuse for obvious racism.

But, there are plenty of racists who don't believe they are racists. They are usually called republicans.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 04:23 PM

5. and sometimes ...

 

They call themselves liberals and/or Progressives. Sadly, Republicans/conservatives don't have a lock on racism, unrealized or otherwise.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 05:25 PM

8. Agree completely..

Iim white and constantly have to address my issues with this problem...Because I have good friendships with Blacks, that makes me exempt Bullshit!!!

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:44 PM

3. I know damn well most of my generation was taught better than this.

And I'm pretty damn old. What happened? I can't imagine being a person of color and seeing this shit day in and day out. There is no excuse for this and I hope the person is fired. Seriously.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 04:00 PM

4. this President has been disrespected since he walked into the white house. shame on america.

we are quite the racist nation.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 04:44 PM

6. I looked at the comic and furrowed my brow...

 

"Maybe the cartoonist is trying to suggest the fence-runner is a racist?" i wondered to myself. Curious for context, I read further, to find that apparently the artist claims no racial intent at all in it. "huh, that's... odd," I mused, and continued reading.

Holbert said he was contacted by the syndicator of the cartoon Tuesday night, asking if he could change the flavor from watermelon to raspberry

“They said there’s a racial element to it, and I disagreed to be honest with you, but I did it anyway because that’s what they were asking for,” Holbert said, adding that he regretted not calling The Herald to let them know about the syndicate’s objection.


And then I just shook my head at this guy. I can't conclude that the artist is himself a racist, from this. Rather he just seems like someone who is utterly and completely tone-deaf on the subject. None of his other work that I can find carries a racial element.

Moment of derp, perhaps?

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 05:20 PM

7. The editorial cartoon did not

 

show President Obama brushing his teeth with watermelon flavored toothpaste (apparently there is such a thing). It showed the fence jumper asking the president if he has ever tried using watermelon flavored toothpaste. I don't know if there was a racist intent with this cartoon or not, but it does show stupidity on all of the people responsible for allowing this cartoon to see the light of day.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 05:30 PM

9. This cartoon was racist

And it was not funny

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