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 Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Yorker's Obama and Michelle Cartoon: Its Offensive

  Read here Readers' Comments in Los Angeles Times

"...Tasteless, offensive and plain stupid.
It is feeding a stereotype that is completely off base..."


The New Yorker magazine has received some backlash for this week's cover, showing Barack Obama dressed as a Muslim in the presidential Oval Office.

In the cartoon Obama is fist-bumping his Afro-wearing wife Michelle, who is outfitted with camouflage and an AK-47 slung over her back.

The controversial cover, obviously meant to satirize false stereotypes of the presidential hopeful, has been accused of being too over-the-top.

Readers called the cover racist and feared Americans would misinterpret the joke as being a legitimate representation of the senator.

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