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:
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”.
come on folks people love obama like curious george monkey, is the best selling point for the last weeks
obama fan drinks way too much koolaid.
All of you that took this as a racist cartoon are a bunch of morons!!!!!!!!!!!!
BTW Blacks came from monkeys, whites came from God! Adam & Eve where WHITE!
I hope you black ni****RS ARE OFFENDED BY MY REMARK, not the fu***** cartoon!
You ppl ALWAYS play the race card to get your way, now you have got a N****R for Presisident…..so, shut up already….enough is a enough…..and I hat all of you so, F***K OFF!
would have been funnier is it was a raccoon.
gosh, i’m white, i’m not disputing black people from monkeys, i just don’t know..but sure as hell am disputing white people from god,since what a forlorn concept that would be. look at what ‘god’ has done to this world. speaking of monkeys, is that why everyone all over the world now wears ‘hi viz’ work clothes…just a way to say “hey look at me i’m a little slave monkey’. anyways why is this thread still continuing, why is obama president, why can’t the republicans regroup and why can’t we find where white people come from…polar bears maybe? i hope so, since polar bears eat their young,and that would finally control population!
Good to conderm cartoonisation of Obama but not for JZ, hmmmmmm
Dameon, the cartoon is racist. And we really don’t care if you hate black people. You are not God after all. But please wake up and understand that we all belong to God. Whether you like it or not. We don’t care if you think we are monkeys. Just go home and look yourself in the mirror and tell me what you see. Go on and live a lie beliebing that God is for white people only. THAT IS VERY STUPID OF YOU.
@ Thierry. White people eating their own children would do nothing for population control. White people have declining birth rates.
On the other hand…
@ Dum Onion,
Don’t stop smoking what you smoke, it makes you very clever. Keep up the good work!!!
@Dameon: Are u on drugs? U need help asap. Blacks r Gods image 2, u can go 2 hell with your racist remarks, F..k u.
Can´t blacks see the irony in claiming they are offended by the cartoon because they see it as racist?
I don´t equate myself to a chimpanzee because I´m a human being, not a monkey. Anyone who is offended obviously feels they are pretty close to the chimpanzee and therefore take offense.
So, are blacks admitting they are more ape than man? That´s the conclusion I draw when I hear they are offended by this stupid cartoon.
I’m black and educated, I accept that blacks are racially inferior to whites and that blacks are a step up form monkeys but several steps below whites on the evolutionary scale. Niggas just need to accept that we will one day evolve into white people, but until that day we are not much better than the monkey.
WHAT A BUNCH OF ****! WHITEY IS TO BLAME FOR EVERYTHING….YA’LL FEEL BETTER NOW?
TROUBLE IS….THE BLACK MAN SOLD HIS OWN KIND INTO SLAVERY…CHECK THE HISTORY BOOKS ON THAT. iT’S TRUE, SO IF YOU WANT TO BLAME SOMEONE, LOOK UP YOUR RELATIVES…
I AM NOT RACIST EITHER, AS I HAVE ALWAYS GOTTEN ALONG WITH “EVERYONE”. BUT I’M TIRED OF BEING BLAMED FOR YOUR “LOT” IN LIFE. RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE MORE OPPORTUNIES AFFORDED TO YOU THAN MY WHITE SON. HE IS NOW THE MINORITY. AND WHAT DID HE DO TO YOU?? WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH???
I’M TIRED OF THE RACIST CARD BEING PLAYED EVERY TIME SOMEONE HAS AN ISSUE THAT ISN’T THE LEAST BIT RACIALLY MOTIVATED. IT’S ALWAYS THE BLACK PEOPLE USING THAT CARD AND THINGS WILL NEVER CHANGE BECAUSE OF IT. NEVER.
BELIEVE ME, I KNOW JUST AS MANY LAZY *** WHITE PEOPLE, AND I’M TIRED OF THE GOV’T PROMOTING LAZINESS. LET’S QUIT BITCHING AND FIX THIS DAMN COUNTRY!! I’M TIRED OF THE BLAME GAME. THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE ANYTHING UNTIL WE AS A SOCIETY GET OUT **** TOGETHER AND FIX IT. OUT WITH ALL THE ENCUMBENTS, LET THE “EX-OFFICIALS” HAVE TO GET THEIR OWN INSURANCE. I GUARANTEE IF THEY HAD TO LIVE LIKE “JOE” THE PLUMMER, THEY WOULD HAVE FIXED THIS DAMN COUNTRY A LONG TIME AGO…BUT WHY SHOULD THEY? THEY WILL BE INSURED UNTIL THEY DIE…ON YOUR DIME. WAKE UP PEOPLE!! F*%$#NG WAKE UP!
this is pathetic. obama is a great pres. dont judge people by their race. dont hate on every black person or white person just because you are uneducated and lame as eff. im 17 years old. you people are childish. grow up a little.
This **** is racist. I bet all of you are nigger lovers and liberal ******** trying to put the black man down. **** off.
Monkey Monkey what a riot
A banana for the Monkey LOL
The only reason it’s racist is because people have been calling those of african decent monkeys for years. Just look at old cartoons from back in the day where black people were depicted in the likeness of chimps. There is no scientific bases that shows that darker skinned people are closer related to apes then lighter skinned people.
I think that if %$@@#!! HILARIOUS!! The President is always a paper puppet but for real: You put the black race in charge of ANYTHING and it goes to ****. People want to get mad but look at Africa, people!! They are STILL raping hundreds of women and BABIES at a time and their children dying by the MILLIONS of DIARRHEA! Look at South Africa for an example of black governance after former colonization or slavery, it ALL FALLS APART, ALWAYS. Like it or Don’t these are FACTUAL statements, backed up by TONS of statistical evidence. Obama is nothing more than an Uncle Tom who denies his heritage on one hand, then shows the worst foolishness and failure of his other heritage…..sheesh…
Just show the stupidity of blacks when they do not understand that well-known icon of the three monkeys,with hands covering ears, eyes and mouth – and then insist that Groenewald be ejected because he referred to it.
Man im just so ktire of posts like this. Racist retoric spewed back from the US to SA. When will it end.
South Africans take these things way to seriously – expected given the history of the country though. Why can’t we all be like Jessica Leandra dos Santos and simple use “monkey” as a term of endearment!
I guess depicting George Bush as a Chimp couldn’t be “Racist”, but somehow depicting Obama as a Chimp does. You liberals are sycophants for this “Dude” Obama, Aren’t you? You would do or say ANYTHING to curry his favor including straight up Lying Cheating and I’ll bet worse and nefarious things involving edged kitchen implements.