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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    Link: Turkey Just Made America`s F-U List - Turkish News Anchor Appears in Blackface to Report on President Obama.
  2. Profile photo of doug1963aaa
    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    Anybody know what is being said?
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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    lol wtf?
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    Otterman4444 Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    I dunno, that black face to the right does kind of look like Obama.
  5. Profile photo of jrm5016
    jrm5016 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    "Anybody know what is being said?"
    He could be saying "America is the greatest thing since god created boobs" and I wouldn`t care. It`s offensive. I`m not for lynching him or anything, but he should at least apologize. Assuming that`s not what he`s doing now.
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    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    Hoping that it`s some kind of innocent tribute or sign of solidarity with our president...
  7. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    lol turks are so jerky and opinionated
  8. Profile photo of sims3k
    sims3k Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    hes not an actual news reporter.

    hes asking for stuff off obama and saying obama will give it to him because hes black.

    he says the turkish government is stupid for not painting himself black when speaking with obama.

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    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    its comedy
  10. Profile photo of icykitten
    icykitten Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    they are gonna die....................................................
    by our NUKES
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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    heheheheh i stopped it at 8 seconds and he looks funny xD
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    FixTheYellow Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    Thanks, sims3k.
    I was about to get somewhat offended.

    Hahaha... The full translation would be interesting, methinks.

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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    lmao i have a new hero
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    God this racism thing gets annoying. Nobody would complain if a black guy painted himself white while trying to impersonate a previous president.

    Lets all learn to laugh at ourselves a little bit more, yeah? Hopefully then we`ll learn that life`s too short.

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    Atomic-Envy Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    Kanye west already did white face :D
  16. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    "Lets all learn to laugh at ourselves a little bit more, yeah? Hopefully then we`ll learn that life`s too short."
    ...not laughing is porbably why its short...
  17. Profile photo of ASDx
    ASDx Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    "God this racism thing gets annoying. Nobody would complain if a black guy painted himself white while trying to impersonate a previous president."

    If its for comedy, no, no one would complain. Any other situation would just be plain creepy and weird.

    Not sure what`s happening here though.

  18. Profile photo of mehh
    mehh Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    Hehehe. Random
  19. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    Why is his face black
  20. Profile photo of facepalmist
    facepalmist Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    fortunately for turkey, america`s F-U list is about a mile long :P
  21. Profile photo of boone
    boone Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    Later on in the newscast, he claims he can fly and starts rolling on the floor.
  22. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    This guy violated my human rights! I`m entitled to compensation.
  23. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    I like to imagine he just slipped and dropped a vial holding a mysterious substance in a comical fashion seconds before going on air.
  24. Profile photo of LTimeLurker
    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    Well, Turkey`s been blacklisted :p
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    xattributex Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    I bet the guy who convinced them that this was a good idea..is still rolling on the floor laughing..
  26. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    Uh oh... maybe they should`ve read a few American history books first.

    >_>;;

  27. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    Nice tan.
  28. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    Oh, by the way. This is racism only because you call it racism. People need to loosen up a little bit.
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    oxyl Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:55 pm
    I cannot believe the arrogance and ignorance of these posts - I happen to be turkish and the anchor you are watching is my uncle. He was horribly burned in an earthquake fire and his face is scarred like he Sharpied his whole head. People in Turkey call him Karshed Malid which means Crayon Head in turkish. His life is a living hell; shame on you!!

    (jk i`m not turkish lulz)

  30. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    Whether it`s racism or not, Blue, it`s pretty offensive and ignorant of America`s history. Sometimes countries say the wrong thing without meaning it and offend other countries. This is one of those instances.
  31. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    "Oh, by the way. This is racism only because you call it racism. People need to loosen up a little bit."

    Most people are under the impression that the terms "racism" and "racial insensitivity" are synonymous. While this is incorrect, I`ve learned to just accept that people say "racism" when they mean "racial insensitivity" and nod quietly.

    So, yeah, this is pretty racially insensitive.

  32. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:03 pm
    I don`t get it... is it cause he painted his head black?
  33. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:03 pm
    I`m not trying to be racist... but does it look like the guy talking has wood stain all over his face?
  34. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    1. Who knows what this blackface thing means culturally in Turkey.

    But, 2. I agree with Opiebreath. C`mon, read a few history books and understand that`s not acceptable in the U.S. for many reasons (don`t be so fast to forget the past, kids)

  35. Profile photo of ShadowRyder
    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    This is funneh...it`s a joke people. take it as it is or else you`re gonna be very depressed in life...
  36. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    v Did you just incorrect yourself?
  37. Profile photo of Sampson623
    Sampson623 Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    what is soo funny ohh him makiog fun of obama or his face?
  38. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    1) I`m fluent in Turkish and have lived there many years: blackface is not anything as offensive as it is in America

    that said,
    2) this TV station is not popular, so it wasn`t like it was some mainstream thing.

  39. Profile photo of iLoveChoo
    iLoveChoo Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    Was that supposed to be funny?
  40. Profile photo of Razamire
    Razamire Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    indeed he did video lol
  41. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    This was broadcasted in Turkey. It`s about as racists if you were to go into a different country and make a hand-sign that said "screw you"...would that make you a bigot if you did that to someone? No, it`s just a different culture.

    @ Opie. Why should a Turkish newscaster read up on whats offensive in America and refrain from saying American-centered culturally offensive things..when he`s broadcasting in Turkey to Turks? Do you refrain from doing Chilean, or Chinese culturally offensive things while you live at your home?

  42. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    Gee, thought once Obama was president, the whole world would love and respect us. I guess it really wasn`t entirely Bush`s fault after all; some of these foreigners are just America-hating @$$holes.
  43. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    AnwarNova: I know what you mean, but it`s still not a good thing to do.

    For example, over the summer I did undergraduate research at my College with a Chinese guy. One day he wasn`t feeling well, so he passed out on a desk in the next room. Being American, one of the other people took a picture of him on his cell phone.

    When the Chinese guy found out he went nuts about only being able to take a picture of a person if you have their permission! (The first time he had ever reacted like that)

    --------------------------------------

    Or how he took his part of our final presentation directly from Wikipedia, and we couldn`t convince him why plagiarism was wrong...


    Different cultures, different values

  44. Profile photo of AndroidMetro
    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    LOL, it`s pretty hard to be offended by this.
  45. Profile photo of SavageNation
    SavageNation Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    So glad it was in another country! I thought they loved you so oh messiah Obama! Hysterical.
  46. Profile photo of corrine26
    corrine26 Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    Turks have been racist since the Ottoman Empire or whatever. lol
  47. Profile photo of mrtatulas
    mrtatulas Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    What I don`t get is why he painted his face when his skin tone is already the same as Obama`s!

    Also, I don`t get why he (or anyone) thinks it`s funny. Really, it`s not even offensive, just kind of stupid.

  48. Profile photo of ShadowRyder
    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    Dammit! Yeah I did, video. I need some sleep. Guess I should delete that post. >.>
  49. Profile photo of verus
    verus Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    I don`t get it..
  50. Profile photo of mrpopenfresh
    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    Theres ike 4 black guys in all of Turkey, what else were they gonna do?
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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
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    April 7, 2009 at 9:47 pm
    I think he should have been wearing a clown suit. I cant wait to see how civil the easter egg roll at the white house will turn out on April 13th since he decided to offer tickets to the public.
  52. Profile photo of Osprey39
    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 9:53 pm
    Countries without a historic black population generally don`t understand how sensitive the issue of blackface is.
  53. Profile photo of huskyhusky
    huskyhusky Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2009 at 9:55 pm
    For those of you that don`t know, in plays back in the day black actors would have their faces painted even darker then what it was with their lips painted a contracting color, usually white, to show the stereotype that black people have big lips. White people would also paint their faces black but that`s a tad different.

    If you`ve ever watched really old cartoons you`ll see this. but that is all banned now for being extremely racist towards black people.

  54. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    Honestly, it just looks like the Turkish version of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  55. Profile photo of Randy4861
    Randy4861 Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2009 at 10:04 pm
    Ignorance is bliss. Guess we`re envading Turkey next.
  56. Profile photo of wmkimmel
    wmkimmel Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    WOW....Now I have seen everything. Those damb sand crackers!...LOL
  57. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm
    Thank you Osprey39.

    It`s not offensive in and of itself any more than say someone dressing up as Bush to impersonate him.

    The reason blackface is offensive:
    Racial tensions existing prior.
    Blackface was used in a racist manner.
    Blackface was used instead of black actors.
    Blackfaced actors were universally derogatory to Blacks.

    It`s similar to the Swastika, in that it is also a Native American symbol with *positive* connotations. Someone who *somehow* only experienced the positive connotation might not understand at all why it is offensive, and in that case, people shouldn`t be offended.

  58. Profile photo of silversoul46
    silversoul46 Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm
    why did they do this?
  59. Profile photo of mattriesel
    mattriesel Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    hahahahaha.
  60. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    Baalthazaq: I thought the swastika was the positive Native American symbol, but reversed?

    And that guy looks more like he had oil on his face.

  61. Profile photo of PreoSmo
    PreoSmo Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    @ dragonshadoz No, it`s Indian. As in, from actual India. And yeah, it`s flopped and tilted to the side. The original meant peace and luck or something like that.
  62. Profile photo of KX250F
    KX250F Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    LOL Who cares?
  63. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2009 at 11:05 pm
    You`re partly right PreoSmo. It is from India and is used in Hinduism, Buddhism, but it isn`t flopped.
  64. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 11:05 pm
    drat turks, all they do is genocide people :) 1915 nevar again!
  65. Profile photo of mattriesel
    mattriesel Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    How is Blackface a Native American symbol?

    In that vein, how is the swastika a Native American symbol?

  66. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 11:09 pm
    There is some translation on this site.

    It seems he was trying to show respect. So OldOllie, Savage Nation, seems like they do like him. That`s certainly the impression I got, but what do I know, I only live in the Middle East...

    Everyone in my office was *overjoyed* that he won. We represent 25 countries. I was probably the least happy, but quite frankly, I`ve been so far proven wrong about his abilities.

    He`s doing *great* so far. Couldn`t have asked for anything more.

  67. Profile photo of mattriesel
    mattriesel Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 11:09 pm
    and the swastika is acceptable "flopped" left or right.
  68. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2009 at 11:17 pm
    Matt: I didn`t mean to say Blackface was a native American symbol though I see how what I said could be interpreted that way. I meant it is similar to the Swastika, in that it doesn`t necessarily have negative connotations.

    It is merely because it is linked to certain non-nice individuals that it does. Any culture unaware of those connotations could easily use it respectfully.

    The Swastika *is* Native American. It is also apparently Indian/Hindu, Bhuddist, Jainist, Baltic, Celtic, Finnish, etc.

    Wikipedia is fun.

  69. Profile photo of ometatherion
    ometatherion Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2009 at 11:41 pm
    "In that vein, how is the swastika a Native American symbol? "

    Arw you drating serious??? Look it up you bone head

  70. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 12:13 am
    Baalthazaq, I hate to ask, but what exactly are you so laudatory about?
  71. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 12:40 am
    Can`t really judge without having a clue what he`s saying.
  72. Profile photo of bobbyo
    bobbyo Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 1:00 am
    Turks are evil. Just ask an Armenian. The Turks killed more Armenians than Germany killed Jews.
  73. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 1:24 am
    1) No they didn`t.
    Germany killed 2 million Jews as the lowest estimate, 6.5 million as the highest.
    Turkey killed 1.5 million as the highest.

    2) Turks aren`t evil any more than Germans are evil for the actions of their great grandparents, nor any more than you are evil for the racism of your country in the 1910s, nor any more than the UK for its child labor policies in the same period.

    Suicism:
    I`m not going to derail the thread in that regard. I`ll simply say I appreciate the efforts he has made to re-establish ties with the Middle East whilst not compromising America`s position, and that he hasn`t just taken office and abandoning the Middle East as I was expecting him to.

    For starters.

  74. Profile photo of trp712
    trp712 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 1:27 am
    heh, didn`t get that until I was about to close that, but yeah, thats disgustingly racist.
  75. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    April 8, 2009 at 1:44 am
    That is pretty racist
    Especially when Obama seems more white than black /:S
  76. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 2:10 am
    boredx12 i love ya but why so racist
  77. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 2:50 am
    "AnwarNova: I know what you mean, but it`s still not a good thing to do.
    For example, over the summer I did undergraduate research at my College with a Chinese guy. One day he wasn`t feeling well, so he passed out on a desk in the next room. Being American, one of the other people took a picture of him on his cell phone.

    When the Chinese guy found out he went nuts about only being able to take a picture of a person if you have their permission! (The first time he had ever reacted like that)"

    Wtf does that have to do with anything? Obama was visiting Turkey. This happened in Turkey. Everyone who watched it and broadcasted it, was turkish (until it went online) ...to say that its inappropriate for turks to act this way, because its rude in another country is ludicrous and plain bolocks. Its not rude in Turkey, they don`t know its rude in America, why should they conform to an American standards that has been set because of american history?

  78. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 2:54 am
    I love Turks. People who hate Turks, ie Armenians and Greeks, are completely, completely stuck in the past. Jews don`t hate Germans and don`t hold a grudge against the entire country.

    In another fifty years, Armenians will still be hating Turks, and there won`t be a single person alive who was even there when the genocide happened. Stop hating something that isn`t there.

  79. Profile photo of ukbox
    ukbox Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 3:03 am
    omg thats well out of order he should be fired...

    .....out of a cannon!.

  80. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2009 at 3:24 am
    stupid, f.ucking stupid!

    and wholly unprofessional to say the least

  81. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 3:29 am
    Can I just say, using the letter "_" is offensive in my cultu_e. So eve_yone should stop. :P
  82. Profile photo of nlcs
    nlcs Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 3:35 am
    What a boring video.
  83. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 3:49 am
    Um... k.
  84. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 4:01 am
    How immature.
  85. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 4:02 am
    well also while there may not be many blacks in turkey. they are still pretty racist towards blacks
  86. Profile photo of rgsupergrove
    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 4:17 am
    Who cares? OMFG get over it
  87. Profile photo of rgsupergrove
    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 4:17 am
    and shilpa33, no I do not want any "fun"
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    heavenly15 Female 13-17
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    April 8, 2009 at 4:37 am
    )-|
  89. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 8, 2009 at 5:08 am
    Really insensitive, Douche move on that guy`s part.
    Wouldn`t blame the whole country on it though.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 8, 2009 at 5:54 am
    Why is Minaz Spamming???
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 6:01 am
    Can a mod come and sort out the people advertising random stuff. It`s on a lot of the recent videos.

    How about moderating link for that matter. It would stop spammers, and people who still think rickrolls are funny.

  92. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2009 at 6:06 am
    Minaz is a spambot!
  93. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 6:29 am
    probably be funnier if i knew what the hell he was saying..
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    mugwug Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 6:42 am
    oh and how is this different from the red eye incident against canada a few weeks ago????? how is it much differnt? if you guys cant take it, dont dish it out!
  95. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 7:25 am
    Whoa hold on... That guy isn`t really black. It some sort of facepaint. You can tell because of the lighter skin around his ears.

    I don`t understand what he`s saying.

  96. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 7:29 am
    Looks like Baalthazaq is at it again, disagreeing with everyone.
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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2009 at 7:30 am
    so is turkey the country where turkeys come from??...but americans love to eat turkeys...i know i do!! yum!!
  98. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    April 8, 2009 at 7:34 am
    This must be Turkey`s version of Fox news.
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    thefireguy22 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 7:35 am
    we have a "f@#k you" list? wow this country just keeps on gettin better!
  100. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 7:47 am
    LazyMe:
    The difference is, when I disagree, I try to demonstrate why, link my sources, try to find what the guy was actually saying and base my opinion on that.

    I`m simply asking that people consider something such as these seven innocent gestures that are insulting around the world, and spend a second considering that maybe America might have a couple of its own things that are sensitive there, but not elsewhere.

  101. Profile photo of jrm5016
    jrm5016 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 7:58 am
    Can I just say, using the letter "_" is offensive in my cultu_e. So eve_yone should stop.

    Good job using a silly gesture to try and prove your point but still using the letter in your comment.

  102. Profile photo of Pelso
    Pelso Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 8:06 am
    <.<.. what is he saying?.. thats it im getting my friend!.. *runs out on the street and looks for Selver*
  103. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 8:24 am
    JRM:
    Ah crap, missed "letter".
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    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 8:52 am
    Wow, haha..his video is just silly. That newscaster looks like an idiot! I could see why people would be bothered by it, but as some of our well-informed posters have told us, "blackface" doesn`t have the negative connotations in Turkey that it does in the US. We can`t expect everyone to know every detail about American societal taboos.

    And Baalthazaq is actually very right in his response to "evil Turks." If you condemn Turkish people for the actions of THEIR ancestors, then Germans are evil because of the Holocaust, the Japanese are evil because of Pearl Harbor, and Americans are THREE TIMES evil for slavery, Japanese internment camps, and--hey remember the Native Americans we kicked out and killed?

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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 8:52 am
    this reporter and all of you guys are gay.
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    Kougaiji Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 9:24 am
    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH Damn I wish it was subbed or lined up with audio! Seriously what`s the big deal! People need to get over the race bullpoo, he`s black, isn`t he?! The guy is immitating him, get the drat over it!
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2009 at 9:27 am
    Sorry about the spammage, under control now.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    April 8, 2009 at 9:45 am
    Kougaiji: How can you know he`s "immitating" President Obama if you don`t know what he`s saying?
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    teelelen Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 9:57 am
    what a dumb ass, i guess they dont have black people in Turkey
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    silv134 Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2009 at 10:10 am
    wow really? I mean just wow....
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    Kalimdon Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 10:28 am
    what, is Turkey racist now too if they dont like Obama?
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    GunMetal Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    Rick: HE HAS BLACK PAINT ON HIS FACE, SAID NEGRO, AND HAS A FILM CAPTURE OF OBAMA RIGHT NEXT TO HIM.
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    ammit13fma Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm
    did anyone else notice hot the skin by his colar when he turned his neck was a lot paler like he ot a fake tan or soemthing
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    fghj Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    not cool turkey
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    I guess there are not many African Turkish around
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    je_scream Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    Ok, anyone that thinks there`s nothing wrong with this needs a smack to the face. I mean really, where do we draw the line? This isn`t funny, it`s just stupid and offensive.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    "This must be Turkey`s version of Fox news."
    Hahaha! Good one. And sadly true too, unless it was some sort of April Fool`s joke.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    The fact that Americans find this offensive, is why people don`t like Americans.

    I think I`m going to shut up now, as Baalthazaq has demonstrated, Americans don really understand that other cultures exist outside of theirs.

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    je_scream Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    Anwar, I speak as a Black American and I`m telling you IT`S STUPID. So, I think my opinion should pretty much act as the be all in the equation since it is my people being the target. END OF STORY.
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    injeckshun Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    i cant see this being offensive to any race...my opinion. honestly,dave chappelle did his one character,which involved him painting his face white to portray a news anchor,and it was fine. no problem with that right?no of drating course not.
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    je_scream Female 18-29
    763 posts
    April 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    injek, you know how ignorant you sound right? Of course this is offensive, for one this is how they portray one of the most important men in the world, I think the president deserves 10 times more respect, and I don`t even like Obama but come on! And of course you equate this with a Dave Chappelle skit...wtf? *face palm* And whoever said Dave Chappelle`s `white face` character wasn`t offensive? Cause I feel it was and I`m a quater white...so now what`s your excuse, Braniac? so shush.
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    i heard him say "negro" lulz
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    chinga Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    actually, he`s speaking in a very respectful way and tells nothing offensive. he tells that he painted his face to be closer to him lol.

    btw flash tv is the pootiest tv station in turkey.

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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    April 8, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    Anyone who says that this is not racist or offensive because of cultural differences is an idiot. This man has reduced Obama to nothing but his race and colour, like nothing else about him matters. The fact that the Turkish don`t "White up" when they host a white politician tells you that black has some other meaning for them. You`d be right to be offended if you were American, especially as the USA is actually making an effort to make contact with a middle-eastern country that does not result in piles of rubble and flag burning. Still, coming from a country who`s national sport is rubbing each other in olive oil and then wrestling each other in tight leather shorts.......
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    je_scream, I don`t really care to get into the issue because, well, I don`t really care.
    But being black and a quarter white doesn`t give you reign to just label things as offensive. Just like some other black guy walking around giving white people "permission" to say the n word doesn`t really work either.
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    April 8, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    "Anwar, I speak as a Black American and I`m telling you IT`S STUPID. So, I think my opinion should pretty much act as the be all in the equation since it is my people being the target. END OF STORY".

    Your argument is slowly becoming persuasive but I am still struggling with the subtler nuances of the concept.

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    sims3k Male 18-29
    97 posts
    April 8, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    dude max normal, you gotta lighten up, youre taking it way too offensively. it was for comedic purposes.
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    bakerie Male 18-29
    3 posts
    April 9, 2009 at 4:58 am
    This effects me as Im a white guy from ireland and was going to paint my face black to dress up as "JD quench" from the sprite ads over here for a costume party I have next weekend.

    Do people really think I would cause anyone to think it was anything other then for comedic purposes!!!

    link for anyone that doesn`t know JD quench:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caL-zU66k...

    Personally I think that anyone who finds this offensive is taking it was too seriously and is the root cause of black/white divides.

    Baker

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    mikallang Male 18-29
    611 posts
    April 9, 2009 at 7:02 am
    haha! wow! that sh*t is racist.
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    geek80 Male 18-29
    10 posts
    April 9, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    --TRANSLATION---
    I cannot translate the whole thing, it is too long. But I will explain why the black face. There is a very famous saying in Turkish: "The one who ask has one black face, the one who refuses has two black face" meaning that Don`t be afraid to ask for things. He is trying to refer to that saying and asks Obama to end terror. He mentions many times He is not racist. Believe me Turkish people are not racist against Black people at all.
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    geek80 Male 18-29
    10 posts
    April 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    By the way "black face" in "The one who ask has one black face, the one who refuses has two black face" refers to "shame". Not the actual blackness of the skin.
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    animadi Female 18-29
    141 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 2:18 am
    *sigh* I know this is more of a cultural difference.
    I guess.
    Is the Turkish journalist that clueless about how blackface may be perceived by an American audience.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2066 posts
    April 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    F-U list? Next time I`m bored maybe I`ll write one. xD

    It`d be a blank list, though. There goes another stupid idea. *sigh*

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