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  1. Profile photo of BrokenJohn
    BrokenJohn Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    Link: Is This Obama T-Shirt Racist? - An Obama t-shirt featuring a monkey causes protests.
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    chode095 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    um yeah it is racist
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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:35 pm
    HAHA is that a serious question?
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    MadP Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:38 pm
    Oh yeah..maaad racist...

    But he has a point...the ears...the hairline...

    WAIT A MINUTE!!!

    THE SHIRT!! IT`S WORKING!!!!!

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    NicoNico Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    ...

    Oh. My. God. Hahaha.

    You know, it`s racist, but in a weird sorta way it works. It`s the whole "I can`t believe they did that" thing.

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    nirvana_kid Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    I don`t know.. racist... maybe... does it look like obama? wow... yes... but i love me some barak obama
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    It would only be racist if racists referred to black people as monkeys, or chimps or apes, or what ever....
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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    I bet 80% of people protesting that, wouldn`t have noticed till someone pointed it out.
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    mrwnt Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:45 pm
    for god`s sake why is america so hyper-sensitive about race. Both whites and blacks hear anything observe anything that even touches on race and they call it racist, no matter what it was

    rush limbaugh was crucified for saying that people wanted a black qb to succeed. That`s the opposite of racism if anything! but people heard the word black and labeled him a racist

    This is not racist. Why should this be any different than how Bush is depicted as a monkey because of his big ears? Blacks need to learn that very few people in America care whether they`re black or white, and we`re not all out to get them.

    Blacks, you aren`t always being victimized in America! despite that fact that many of you try to guilt-trip whites with histrionics and self-pitying

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    Brick_Top Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:45 pm
    Freaking hilarious. Don`t we have anything better to protest?

    We`d better get used to this stuff---he will be the next president of the U.S.

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    Trema Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:48 pm
    idk, hillary is pretty close.......
    i hope obama wins, hes better, and if hillary wins say hi to America, Government:Monarchy
    Bush, Clinton, W.Bush, H. Clinton
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    mrwnt, although I agree, America is race hypersensitive, this tshirt is crossing the line. Referring to black people as "monkeys" is historically racist.

    And of course, the white southern men have no problem with the shirt. Idiots.

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    dratsab Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:53 pm
    It would be racist if it was a picture of Obama in a noose hanging on a tree limb and the caption said "Obama in `08".

    Like mrwnt said, this country is too pussified. Sack up America. I`m just waiting for some liberal to call THIS post racist

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    brit2003 Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    No, Dratsab, I don`t find your post racist... Mrwnt`s, however, is rather racist in my opinion
  15. Profile photo of wangomango
    wangomango Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:00 pm
    Yeah it`s racist, but great publicity.

    I really do not think Curious George resembles Obama at all. Obama does look a little like Luke Cage though, just older and with less muscle. Depends on the artist though.


  16. Profile photo of mrwnt
    mrwnt Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:06 pm
    brit2003. you`re a perfect example of my point. Where did I say anything racist?
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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:07 pm
    That is blatantly racist and offensive. I am truly disgusted by this t shirt. I swear, it`s a jokey punch in the face to the black community.
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    mmneely932 Female 50-59
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    most of the people who think this is racist also don`t want thejr kids playing dodge ball or playing on teams that keep score.
  19. Profile photo of ally20
    ally20 Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    mrwnt i just wanna say to u, u will never know wat it is like to be black. u think that just because u dont harass and make fun of black people, no one does. it happens more often then u think. personally i have never been made fun of for my skin color to my knowledge, but livin in southern america, i know alot of people who have been. either directly or indirectly. whether or not america wants to admit it, RACISIM IS STILL ALIVE. depicting Barrack Obama as a MONKEY?? come on now. For year and years black people have been seen as monkeys. thats not nothing new.
  20. Profile photo of GlockPants
    GlockPants Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    Racist? maybe, but I could care less. IMO it would be better to be racist than PC. Even though racism is clearly wrong, everything being PC has made everyone too sensitive to the issue. If everyone just said what was on their mind and didn`t have to be conscious of offending people, communicating would be a lot easier.

    Racism and PC FTMFL.

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    ally20 Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    yea and i dont see the resemblance between curious george and obama at all!! lmao
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    I am sooooooo tired of this political crap spewing machine, can we just break it already?
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    GlockPants Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:18 pm
    I also think there is a deeper connection in the comparison of Curious George and Obama. The obvious one is the race issue, but everyone criticizes Barak for being unexperienced compared to Hillary or McCain...Which might be true...Curious George being unexperienced? Sounds right. Sounds like someone really just had a witty idea that obviously offended a lot of people. I`ve seen it happen before.
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    HybridSoulja Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    i want one
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    Yes, it`s racist.
  26. Profile photo of Lapin
    Lapin Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    mrwnt: Um, yeah, you`re speaking to ALL African Americans as if they ARE monkeys. We`re ALL people, it`s just skin colour.. and it`s 2008, there`s STILL LOTS of racism and stuff which to end!

    At first I didn`t think it was racist, but now, I can see why.

  27. Profile photo of mrwnt
    mrwnt Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:35 pm
    lapin i don`t know what you`re talking about. I said just that: skin color is not important at all, i don`t care what race you are if you`re a good person

    Are you saying that I am talking to blacks as if they are monkeys? how did you get that impression? i don`t mean every black is hypersensitive about race, i just mean a very vocal group of blacks are

  28. Profile photo of CJ-Boy-2010
    CJ-Boy-2010 Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:40 pm
    Well, Curious George is cute so it might as well be Chuck Norris approved.
  29. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    If that`s racist, then so are the billion Hildabeast shirts. They`re just for fun. Everyone needs to get over it.
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    Sathyre Female 18-29
    36 posts
    May 21, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    Wow, mrwnt, you`re ignorant. Yes, folks can be over sensitive on racist topics, but just because you don`t observe, experience, become privy to, or participate in racism, does not mean that it is not happening. You make a generalization on something that you probably have very little experience with. Just because you don`t care, doesn`t mean that people don`t actually suffer from the emotional damage that racism gives.

    As far as the shirt goes, though. That`s pretty bad, I don`t think that it`s a harmless coincidence. There are a lot of other things that he could be compared to, but a monkey?

  31. Profile photo of awesomeloser
    awesomeloser Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:50 pm
    things I thought when i saw the T shirt
    1) its showing his inexperience
    2) ears/hairline (yes really)
    3) Oh racists call black people monkeys
    Honestly, I think the shirt could be used as racists propaganda, but they were intended to show his inexperience and some physical resemblance, which is what people do with bush ALL THE TIME. but in America someone tells a white person they look like a monkey its funny, but if you tell it to a black person, it`s a hate crime... Also, that guy said "diplictions" instead of dipictions :P
  32. Profile photo of Lapin
    Lapin Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    mrwnt: (What you meant:) Skin colour isn`t important, your race doesn`t matter as long as you`re a good person.

    (What you actually said) Blacks need to learn that very few people in America care whether they`re black or white, and we`re not all out to get them and that you aren`t always victimized in America.

    It doesn`t matter the race group that is the victim, or how much it takes place, it matters because it`s still racist.

    And the T-Shirt can be considered racist, cause Obama is African American and Curious George is a "monkey", and the fact that Curious George also has dark fur can tie-in everything. Even if it wasn`t meant to be racist, people can still find it racist.

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    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    lol i want one just cus now
  34. Profile photo of CheesyQueso
    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    Looks more to me like they were just saying Obama is stupid like curious George. Just cause blacks have been depicted as monkeys doesn`t mean that that is what they meant. Oh just saying I don`t recall mrwnt saying racism doesn`t happen. Just that people are over sensative when it comes to things that may have to do with race which is often true.
  35. Profile photo of ThursdayLark
    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
    657 posts
    May 21, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    I thought it was racist initially but after reading through some of the comments and giving it some thought, it`s not really.

    It was said earlier by someone I can`t recall but it would only be racists if it referred to all African Americans as monkeys.

    If it were, like, Winney the Pooh or something, this would not be an issue. Only because African Americans were referred to as "monkeys" by some in the past is this an issue.

    And plus it`s true, he DOES look like Curious George.

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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:58 pm
    Wait, so scientists say we come from monkeys but these people are denying this and getting mad at a guy for making a shirt with a monkey but not getting mad at the scientists? That aside, yeah racism happens still but I`ve seen more people be racist towards whites than towards blacks. Hell, I`ve been a victim of racism (I am a white female, most of them are black females although some are black boys) since middle school and have yet to be racists towards any of those people. I`ve been accused of being racist for not liking the black people who are mean to me, however. Black people always play it up as if they are the only victims when really, it`s the opposite.
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    Godzukis_Dad Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:04 pm
    African Americans have been deplicted as monkeys for a long time. It`s just wrong!

    What`s worse is when people of any race say words like "Deplicted" on national TV and make themselves look like the stereotype they are trying to avoid.

    poo!

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    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    I thought it was racist a little at first but really looking at it, I can kinda see Obama in the facial features, if he were to be cartoony. Otherwise, I really wouldn`t use that character myself for this reason.
    And really, I`d like to say that if blacks didn`t want to be stereotyped, stop living up the stereotype. Not all do, but about 99% of the folks in my school are so I`m going by that. If you`re the other 1%, I apologize in advance.
    As for the racism itself- all sorts of prejudism is silly and stupid. No matter if it`s race, religion, age, clique, if you hate a certain group just because of their stereotype or anything else- you`re a moron.
    Yes, blacks were slaves and treated horribly. You know what? All races have been slaves at some point. Can we not accept everyone as people yet?
  39. Profile photo of DeeCache
    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:10 pm
    Porch Tshirt?


    no no ive got it wrong, what was it again?

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    Chaouse Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    i find brit 2003 in my opinion ignorant. REally who cares?
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    frogking Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    hmm that shirt is badass i want one
  42. Profile photo of Calibur15
    Calibur15 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:46 pm
    My friend made a shirt hes been selling at my school that has slogan, vote for obama on the front, and a pitcure of obama with his mouth open pointing his finger, and under it says "Hilary!! Go make me a SANDWICH!!" i dont know why i think its funny, but i do
  43. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    Racist?
    No.
    Highly offensive?
    Yes.
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    richoricho Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    Yep I reckon it`s racist and not nice
  45. Profile photo of LUVPEACE90
    LUVPEACE90 Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    psh thats not racist
    jk
    pretty racist
  46. Profile photo of thanna
    thanna Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    because it`s a white guy making a comment on a black guy it must therefore be offensive. i hear black people say way more racist things about white people but white people can`t do anything about it...cause that would be racist.
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    firetiger16 Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 9:38 pm
    People say George Bush looks like a monkey. Does that make them all racists too?
  48. Profile photo of ThursdayLark
    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 9:49 pm
    Saying African Americans are `monkeys`=Racist.

    Saying an African American Candidate looks like a cartoon monkey when in fact, he does=Not Racist.

    If we say John McCain looks like so pale he got into Robert Smith`s make-up kit or Hilary looks like a robot, can we all be cool with one another again?

  49. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 9:55 pm
    If it insinuated that one or more races were inferior or superior to other race(s), then it would be racist.
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    laMigra77 Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    I wasn`t born in Ireland, but no one refers to me as Irish-American. Where did this "African-American" BS come into play and why is it so accepted. You`re black, you`re white, you`re yellow. Guess what? We`re pretty much the same thing except that some people are idiots and some are good at hiding that they`re idiots.
    I believe in evolution, therefore call me a chimp, ape, whatever. I could care less. Would have been racist had the chimp been holding a basketball or some watermelon. Right? Dumb asses need to lighten up `cuz the shirt isn`t violating the law. It`s all a matter of taste, like porn. Don`t like it, don`t buy it. Be proud that some dumb redneck had the brightest idea he`ll ever have. Now that`s funny.

    By the way, the black man in the yellow shirt.. where`s his greencard? Nice Nigerian accent. Now he`s "African-American", that is, if he`s here legally.

  51. Profile photo of laMigra77
    laMigra77 Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    Saying African Americans are `monkeys`=Racist.
    Saying an African American Candidate looks like a cartoon monkey when in fact, he does=Not Racist.

    Perfectly put ThursdayLark.

  52. Profile photo of xp
    xp Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    It`s racist no question. But is getting upset about it and protesting gonna change some racist dude`s mind about black people? I think the answer is "no".
  53. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:13 pm
    It`s not racist! It`s a compliment!

    He`s being compared to George Bush.

    ...or is comparing Bush to a chimp racist as well...

  54. Profile photo of KindlyKat
    KindlyKat Female 18-29
    427 posts
    May 21, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    Yeah, it`s pretty racist... and if you`re going to attack Obama do it right you morons! Nobody really cares what color he is, it`s 2-friggin-thousand and 8.
  55. Profile photo of laMigra77
    laMigra77 Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:26 pm
    KindlyKat: Most in your and my generation don`t care about color, but the biggest generation, babyboomers, see color very vividly. America is still very full of racism, unfortunately.
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    Nytewulf Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:28 pm
    What`s next? The black democrats will start whining about being represented by a donkey, then have it changed? It`s just a stupid monkey, which basically is a good symbol for all politicians. But the blacks always get their way when they complain enough, especially when that race card is played. And it always is. Oop....guess I sound like a racist, myself. Oh well....
  57. Profile photo of RandomEgg
    RandomEgg Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    I always think of Bush when i see Curious George...Dunno why )-| It doesn`t seem all too offensive to me personally. No matter the intention...i would wear it. Obama `08 FTMFW
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    _TiKi_ Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    well if it really wasn`t about race, then the guys would stop selling it, because they wouldn`t want to look racist, because they aren`t

    but if it is about race, then that justifys why they were still selling the shirts after they were asked not to, because they want to make a point

    i think it`s racist..
    and it also didn`t help that it was a southern American selling the shirts
    and then right after the narrator said "some people still support the shirt"
    it cut to another southern American
    that part made me lol


    so yeah, i think it`s race.

  59. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm
    Exactly RandomEgg.

    Why is it racist when it portrays Barack Obama but it isn`t when it portrays George Bush?

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    black_bird Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:17 pm
    It`s been said before, and it`s exactly right. Why is this rascist when a black politician is compared to a monkey versus when a white politician compared to a monkey isn`t? This is one of the most unbelieveable presidential races in history, because if you don`t vote for Obama you are a rascist, and if you don`t vote for Hillary you are a sexist. WTF? If anyone thinks that this shirt is rascist, you are more rascist than anyone who doesn`t because you alredy have a preconcieved notion of what race is and what it should be. The guy who made the shirt had no intention of making it about race, he is truly what we should try to emulate because he isn`t rascist at all. The issue of race never crossed his mind like it did to all the people screaming "rascist!" "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech...!!!"
  61. Profile photo of Hylian4Hire
    Hylian4Hire Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:29 pm
    Oh sure it`s racist, no doubt...
    But if I were Obama, I`d wear it my first day in office. Proudly, while giving Racist-America the finger. Then I`d try to get that image put on a new twenty dollar bill. Because Obama is so cool, he transcends race. That`s how cool he is. I`ll bet he laughs this off.
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    Hylian4Hire Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:30 pm
    And I`m a caucasian woman, I`d much rather vote for Curious George than She-Hitler.
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    Evanesia Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:31 pm
    "Curious George being unexperienced? Sounds right. Sounds like someone really just had a witty idea that obviously offended a lot of people."

    I wholeheartedly agree.

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    wangomango Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:32 pm
    "Why is it racist when it portrays Barack Obama but it isn`t when it portrays George Bush?
    "

    Cause George Bush looks like a monkey


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    wangomango Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:34 pm
    Obama looks like Luke Cage

    and as for Hillary

  66. Profile photo of Surfingninja
    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:42 pm
    Is this shirt racist?


    And I can`t stand ANY of our presidential candidates.

  67. Profile photo of MANAX99
    MANAX99 Male 70 & Over
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:57 pm
    lol stfu nubs, mrwnt is right. That shirt is not racist at all. People of all races get compared to animals ALL THE TIME

    ALLLLLLL THE TIIIIIME.

    Yeah, there has been racism in the united states, and yeah, it still exists, but not as much as people want to believe. While in the minority any more, there`s alot of white people that hate and stereotype black people (like thinking they are always stupid, etc), but there`s also alot of black people that hate and stereotype white people (like thinking they are always racist, etc).

    He said one particular black man is like a monkey because of appearance (and maybe inexperienced position)

    If he`d had said all black men look like monkeys due to appearance, that`s an OBSERVATION.

    If he`d had said all black men are stupid like monkeys, THAT would be racism.

    I`ve met alot of stupid people in my life, but I have noticed that they are generaly spread out rather evenly throughout the different races, genders, religions, and otherwise.

  68. Profile photo of Kanashii
    Kanashii Female 13-17
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    May 22, 2008 at 12:25 am
    "... resembles Curious George"

    It IS Curious George (the sh*tty new version, not the cute old version). They just fudged the coloring on the mouth and tongue.

    And I could give a sh*t less about the shirt. Obama`s black, yes, we noticed. By law of nature jokes will be made. Stop acting like it`s huge news, "ZOMG PPL R MAEKIN FUN OV BLAK PPL NO WAI"

  69. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 1:58 am
    If people aren`t offended, nothing happens. And why should they?
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    apttodo Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 3:09 am
    Protest protest woo woo wooo!
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 3:43 am
    It`s only racist if black people get offended... if Obama had brought it and been like "THIS IS AWESOME. I DO look like curious george a little" Everyone would support the shirt.

    Hell I`d love my name on a shirt with a picture of a monkey, monkeys rule!

  72. Profile photo of PopeBenedict
    PopeBenedict Male 70 & Over
    506 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 5:05 am
    I`d rather see Curious George be president than Clueless George. Bush will be remembered for 3000 Americans killed on US soil and 4000 (and counting) in Iraq. Oh and $28 barrells of oil... oh wait I mean $135.
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    unintrasting Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 5:35 am
    lol, How would someone even get away with printing that. Maybe they just thought obama was just really curious or something...

    nah, its racist.

  74. Profile photo of REBELComx
    REBELComx Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 7:15 am
    I don`t think it`s intentionaly racist. I think people are overreacting. I think it looks like him...the ears, the hairline...and the fact that it`s Curious George makes a great analogy for Obama`s lack of experience.
    I think it`s like a Rorschack test...people will see the intent that they want to see. If they are that concerned about racism, they`ll probably see it in LOTS of totally unrelated, innocent places.
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 7:40 am
    It supports Obama.

    Curious George is the drating man.

    What`s the big dealio?

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    nemurfer Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 7:57 am
    Okay, here`s how you work out whether something`s racist. In this instance:

    1. I want to make a T-shirt criticizing Barack Obama in some way (not racist)

    2. I want to depict him in a way that demeans him (mean, possibly ignorant, but not racist)

    3. How about a monkey, even though I know quite well that one of the most significant put-downs I can lay on a black man is to call him a monkey? (Just an idea at this point, not actually ON the t-shirt yet, so no racist act has actually happened.)

    4. I want to put that monkey on a shirt and compare him to Barack Obama, who I know to be a black man. (This is when it becomes racist. I`m not sure how so many people are missing this.)

    It`s not a complicated issue. Comparing a black man to a monkey is racist because everyone knows it`s racist, bottom line. How conversations about race get so complicated and off topic I`ll never understand.

    DON`T CALL BLACK PEOPLE MONKEYS!

    I know..n00b. Just couldn`t hold off on this one

    4.

  77. Profile photo of Delta255
    Delta255 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 8:27 am
    Its only saying that Obama is Curious George, in a sense that hes a complete idiot.
  78. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
    1212 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 8:45 am
    Y`know, I never really noticed the resemblance until I watched the video. Bush looks like a monkey to me.
  79. Profile photo of Berberry
    Berberry Female 18-29
    161 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 9:07 am
    Wow, that guy needs to die. Not Obama, that bigot dude whos selling the shirts.. bitch
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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1396 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 9:13 am
    thats a cute monkey... its got white skin too. My 1st thought was that it could be racist because monkey has a history of being a racist slur...but it isnt obvious to me that it IS racist...depends how you approach it i guess. It looks quite sweet to me.
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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 9:57 am
    wow thats pretty racist my friend.
  82. Profile photo of Inuneko
    Inuneko Female 18-29
    52 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 11:14 am
    I really don`t find it racist and neither does my stepdad, he thinks it`s cute. My stepdad is black btw so HA!

    They only see it as racist because they want to. Oh yeah, and because it was made by a white guy instead of a black guy. If a black guy had made the shirt they`d probably be all for it rather than protesting it.

    And I totally agree, I`d rather vote for Curious George than Clueless George. But I hate how the candidates make it impossible to vote and not be accused of being racist or sexist because you didn`t vote for one or the other.

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    britt566 Female 18-29
    2291 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 11:37 am
    God this is f*cking retarded.
  84. Profile photo of xRevengex
    xRevengex Female 18-29
    419 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 11:46 am
    Some people need to chill out about these things, they really do.
  85. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1003 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 11:59 am
    Curious George = Obama...?
    That doesn`t make sense. o_o
  86. Profile photo of sinisterspid
    sinisterspid Female 18-29
    121 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    racism is bad, but thats a pic of a monkey. a cartoon monkey no doubt, now im not supporting racism or anything but somewhere alone the line people who protesting racism have taken a leaf out of teh evil book and decided taht any resemblance to what they havbeen referred to is a direct hit below the belt, its a monkey, your a couple evolutionary steps higher than that right? right. so if anythin i go with the shirt not saying "this obama cos hes a stereotype" im on with "this is obama cos hes an evolutionary degenerate" note the use of HE, thats HE as in HE I SHE, not THEM or THOSE or WE. just HE. HE is an evolutionary degenerate, not THEY. ok i think i made my point.
  87. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1003 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 12:09 pm
    "Saying African Americans are `monkeys`=Racist.
    Saying an African American Candidate looks like a cartoon monkey when in fact, he does=Not Racist."

    Heh, well put.

  88. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
    2113 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    omg i am buying one of those
  89. Profile photo of DavidCameron
    DavidCameron Male 40-49
    109 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    man these comments are worse then youtube and thats saying alot
  90. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 1:33 pm
    insensitive, at the very least.
    redneck denial is very telling.
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    karangill1 Male 13-17
    29 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 3:13 pm
    I saw his ears and receeding hariline? This guy need to rethink his lies befor ethe medi arrives. That wasnt even believable
  92. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
    227 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    the shirt is racist...but its vague racism

    you don`t came out and say racists things...but you say something so that the racist conclusion is the ultimate outcome

    bill o`reilly is a vague racist...like with his whole mother*ucking tea thing

  93. Profile photo of HarryTheSage
    HarryTheSage Male 18-29
    1 post
    May 22, 2008 at 4:04 pm
    everyone is entitle to their Freedom of Speech

    -the guy has the right to print off shirts about Obama being Curious George; racist or not. (I think Obama does (kinda) look like Curious George

    -the people have the right to protest the shirts either if they are right or wrong (personally, i do not think it is racist. George Bush compare to a clueless monkey.....RACISTS!!!)

    people, learn a lesson from Avenue Q. Everyone is a little bit racist. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tbud8rLejLM&feature=related

  94. Profile photo of shelerella
    shelerella Female 18-29
    160 posts
    May 23, 2008 at 9:07 am
    Oh that guy is so full of poo.. He knows perfectly well what he was doing when he made that tee shirt. His backpedaling now just makes him look like more of an assclown.
  95. Profile photo of citadel
    citadel Male 18-29
    486 posts
    May 23, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    i dont care lamesauce
  96. Profile photo of turkeyman
    turkeyman Male 13-17
    379 posts
    May 23, 2008 at 3:56 pm
    yeah all black people gotta say its racist, they have to take everything so damn serious now do they. chill out its supporting the first black president why wont they just shut the drat up atleast there supporting him...
  97. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
    1023 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 2:55 pm
    it was meant as a a joke. if it was meant to be racist against obama it wouldn`t have been in support of him.
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    SwissNipsUK Male 18-29
    766 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    ZOMGWTFLOLBBQ WHO CARES!
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    kittensmom Female 13-17
    25 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 10:00 am
    he won any way so wat the hell he suck
  100. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1200 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 2:55 am
    OH GAWD MONKIES
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    September 9, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    i think defenently racist. ive seen worse, but thats pretty... suggestive

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