Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by JP®, Feb 25, 2009.
Seems to have made quite a fuss.
I call BS. What paper printed that?
i heard about it
New York Post.
If people actually sat down and thought about it, it wasnt racist at all. People are pussyhurt bitches.
They think the monkey resembles George Bush.
Its still pretty insensitive.
Thats not really what its getting at.
Yesterday the New York Post published this cartoon by Sean Delonas.
It likens the author of the stimulus bill, most probably President Barack Obama, with a rabid chimpanzee. What on earth was the editor thinking? It is hard not to interpret the cartoon as racist and violent. The two police officers are holding guns and looking over the dead and bleeding chimpanzee that attacked a woman in Connecticut earlier this week.
New York Post editor-in-chief Col Allen responded to the criticism:
“The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut…It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist.”
Could he really not have been aware that this cartoon would be interpreted as racist considering the history of monkey name-calling in racist attacks on black Americans?
And back home we had our own incident of monkey name-calling in parliament last week. See this story in the Sowetan:
[SIZE=+0][SIZE=+0]Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Groenewald was ordered to leave after he refused to withdraw his comment that ANC MPs were “acting like the three little monkeys – seeing, hearing and saying nothing”.[/SIZE][/SIZE]
its more than monkey name calling... the 'science' of the day supported the concept that blacks are less than human, more like apes/monkeys, that they are primitive, and thus shouldn't be treated like the superior races.
and they steal tv's too
yea that was all over the news earlier this week
Thunders post in the now and then thread made me think of it.. Hence the repost comment.
I DIDN'T POST A MONKEY
What has not yet been recognized is that the author has illustrated Both Bushes and Clinton as monkeys as well.
Exactly what I was coming here to post.
He still had to have known this would cause some controversy.
When does society have to step up and look at the situation and interpret the cartoon rather than reacting.
If its going to cause some controversy that is not his problem. Isn't changing the way you act worse than treating everyone the same?
Sure, unless it affects your livelihood?
Well thats when you cancel singing O Canada at school.