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Date: 01/08/12 08:24 PM

71 Responses to LA Times Cries Racism! Over Michelle Obama Picture

  1. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    Link: LA Times Cries Racism! Over Michelle Obama Picture - What says you, I-A-B? Is it racist or political parody?
  2. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    Racist? That`s a bit of a goddam stretch, surely...
  3. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Not racist.
  4. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    Racism? Really?
  5. Profile photo of BBJellyFish
    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
    550 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    XD That picture is hilarious! Keep it up internetz!
  6. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    davymid, if you don`t think that`s racist, then YOU`RE racist! Anybody who criticized an African-American for ANY reason is racist, unless of course that African-American happens to be conservative. In that case, they deserve it.
  7. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    For instance, THIS is NOT racist.


  8. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm



    Seriously, why else would this be posted? A year and a half is a little late to be crying foul.
  9. Profile photo of grindinblade
    grindinblade Male 18-29
    234 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    Normally I hate conservatives for their backward views and racist attitude, but this is not racist, unless any picture of the obama family is now considered racisim.
  10. Profile photo of grindinblade
    grindinblade Male 18-29
    234 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    Normally I hate conservatives for their backward views and racist attitude, but this is not racist, unless any picture of the obama family is now considered racism.
  11. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    This isn`t racist, either.

  12. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    I showed this to some rednecks I know and they all shouted "Wow, look at that uppity negro" so it is obviously racist.
  13. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    oh god...
  14. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    The top rated comment at the bottom gave me hope.
  15. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    it doesn`t seem racist,it seems more like they are saying that Michele has the same imperialistic (not sure that`s the right word) attitude of her status that Marie Antoinette had with hers. im not saying if she does or not , just what seems to be implied here.
  16. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    those are some mega muscled arms they painted on her
  17. Profile photo of TheShgn2
    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    Wait, so are all pictures with black people in them racist?
  18. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    how is it racist?
  19. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
    1250 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    retarded
  20. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Everything criticizing anyone with the name Obama is racism, didn`t you know? Can`t criticize our savior!
    /sarcasm

    Not racism. Except the muscly arm, this is tasteful satire.
  21. Profile photo of roariamadino
    roariamadino Male 18-29
    270 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    Totally fair, Not racist.

    When is i-a-b going to make a system like reddits? this is drating primitive, I can`t see what happens after I dump my poo.
  22. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    Waste of effort on the author`s part. Can the LAT really not predict the rational response to this?
  23. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

  24. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 12:39 am
  25. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 1:13 am
    The irony of this is the last paragraph of the article:
    Like the Internet today, color printing spread visual knowledge far and wide. But there was a steep downside: It also created an avenue for the broad dissemination of propaganda -- some of it disgusting.
  26. Profile photo of Littlelo
    Littlelo Female 18-29
    150 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 1:15 am
    Badly shopped, but not racist imo.
  27. Profile photo of 53590
    53590 Male 13-17
    20 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 1:59 am
    When I read this article I was ready to stand alone and tell everyone how much of a moron the la times is being, but I think the comments below see the picture.

    As crazy as it sounds, I think this kind of thing happens more often people would like to admit. Some people hold the notion that any attack on Obama is automatically racist. Many liberal commentators where doing the same type of thing in the campaign of 08`. Media these days is mostly bias. And before anyone raises a storm saying this: yes, Fox News is too.
  28. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7601 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 2:00 am
    No- more a comment on her attitudes. Satire.
  29. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 2:33 am
    Omgz. Her feet are still white!
  30. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 2:52 am
    17 days on a Hawaiian vacation.Really? And who pays for that?
  31. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 3:16 am
    17 days on a Hawaiian vacation.Really? And who pays for that?

    A) How many vacation days did George W. take?
    B) How many vacation days do you take every year?
    C) The president doesn`t really get vacation...he just gets time away from the White House,the work still follows him.
  32. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    January 9, 2012 at 3:27 am
    It`s like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa.
  33. Profile photo of VirtualParty
    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2012 at 4:09 am
    People seriously think this is racist? I don`t think so. Not every time a black person is being mocked is due to race. It`s obviously just a political cartoon type of thing.
  34. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 4:13 am
    The only thing racist about this are the people reporting it.
  35. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 4:15 am
    "Badly shopped, but not racist imo."

    Captain obvious over here......Why dont you say theres a Black person in the image too....
  36. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 4:39 am
    Isn`t it racist to think this is racist? That means you`re qualifying a difference between two different cultures. But better question, who cares?
  37. Profile photo of vodooshaman
    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 4:45 am
    Samsquanch
    dude you are Canadian chill out
  38. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 4:55 am
    A) How many vacation days did George W. take?

    Laura Bush didn`t go on vacations, alone, using Air Force One, for several hundred thousand dollars a night. Let them eat cake.

    B) How many vacation days do you take every year?

    7? Last time I went on Vacation, which was a staycation, as I never left home, I didn`t get the taxpayers to pay for it.

    C) The president doesn`t really get vacation...he just gets time away from the White House,the work still follows him.

    This is a fallacy. Yes he still has "state of the state" meetings, but his schedule is largely empty while he is away.
  39. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 5:09 am



    HERE`s an image the LA Times DID publish: it`s Condie Rice as a house slave. This is OK but that isn`t?

    Off to read the comments!
  40. Profile photo of Zach82
    Zach82 Male 30-39
    319 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 5:16 am
    It`s more sexist than racist, if anything. It`s stupid at any rate.
  41. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2012 at 5:21 am
    I think LA Times needs to look at the meaning of the word racism, because I think they have no idea what it is.
  42. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 5:45 am
    Exaggerated by the LA Times, it`s a political satire.
  43. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 5:48 am
    Racist?


    Racist?!


    Bitch please!

  44. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 5:49 am
    I don`t think it has anything to do with race. The artist was commenting on the number of vacations the Obamas take. No big deal.
  45. Profile photo of Wundt
    Wundt Male 40-49
    410 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 5:50 am
    W spent over 100 days `on vacation` during his first year in office, that was the same year that 9/11 occurred. I don`t find this racist, I just find it ill informed and purely partisan.
  46. Profile photo of bex753
    bex753 Male 40-49
    221 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 6:00 am
    There is racism everywhere, apparently.
  47. Profile photo of KtySpix
    KtySpix Male 18-29
    621 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 6:23 am
    How is that even remotely racists? People are just bored and looking for anything to complain about.
  48. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 6:39 am
    Not racist from what I can see, but then again, my opinion doesn`t matter. Racism is in the eye of the beholder.
  49. Profile photo of Thonious
    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 7:04 am
    This is a commentary on the Obama vacations.

    Anything and everything is racist if you see the world that way.

  50. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 7:08 am
    to borrow from a previous posting:

    Racism?

    You keep using that word....


  51. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 7:20 am
    I had more fun reading the comments on that site than the article itself.
  52. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 7:43 am
    Not racist, just stupid.
  53. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Poor woman. Look what living under the pressure of the White House has done to her!

  54. Profile photo of randomxnp
    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 8:00 am
    Why the f does anyone pay these idiot to write this junk?

    It makes you despair, until you realise that if this is all the left has got then Obama is screwed. For the sake of the world, thank god for that.
  55. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 8:31 am
    Not racist. If anything, a lot of guys should be be jealous. Did you see the guns on her?!
  56. Profile photo of LemonTarte
    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 8:55 am
    Not racist. But not clever or funny.
  57. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Looney Tunes was way more racist than that poo.
  58. Profile photo of Hedkwab
    Hedkwab Male 18-29
    340 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 9:42 am
    This is not the slightest bit racist. There are entire websites devoted to (hilariously) comparing George W. Bush to a Chimp, however one previous comic relating Obama and a monkey and everyone is crying RACISM!! The only racists left are the idiots calling things like this racist. the slimy, lying media.
  59. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 9:55 am
    This isn`t racist at all. Stop writing sensationalist stories.
  60. Profile photo of InTheNameOf
    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
    335 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 11:17 am
    The interpretation is racist - but the picture is not.
  61. Profile photo of zombieraptur
    zombieraptur Male 18-29
    57 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 11:21 am
    So dumb and not racist no one buys this pooty news media thats why you are losing viewers and will continue to do so as long as we have the internet. :)
  62. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 11:29 am
    meh,,,
  63. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    January 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    So, like many here, I don`t find the image racist. However, I would be remiss if I didn`t point out that I`m white. Therefore, I am totally not qualified to judge the racism in this picture. Sure, any person may be able to judge BLATANT racism, but there are also shades of subtle racism (and all forms of discrimination) that are offensive to the group being discriminated against without being offensive to the population as a whole. Just because it`s not blatant does not mean it doesn`t exist.

    I don`t think that, as a male, I`m qualified to definitively judge the sexism of something apparently slanted against females, nor, as a white man, do I feel qualified to judge this picture, other than to say that it`s not blatantly racist. I would hope others would employ as much thought on the subject before demonstrating their ignorance so thoroughly.
  64. Profile photo of highonhuffin
    highonhuffin Male 40-49
    180 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    Not racist? Why not just put her face on the original image and call it a day? The bare, muscular ape arm proves it is racist!
  65. Profile photo of Oblivia
    Oblivia Female 18-29
    812 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    Internet is a (news) medium zombieraptur....

    Racist? I don`t think so! The idea behind it is fishy though, and it`s poorly done.
  66. Profile photo of evam-9
    evam-9 Female 18-29
    241 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    it`s not racism!
  67. Profile photo of ChrisP12
    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
    186 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm
    What`s wrong with you people? Anything critical of the Obama`s is racist.
  68. Profile photo of krw888
    krw888 Male 50-59
    174 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 8:52 am
    I`m not sure it`s racist but it is very petty.
    Must come from small minds.
  69. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
    1205 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    The arm is an issue...I don`t understand that. If it weren`t for the arm then it would be easier to see this as a political parody, comparing her the infamous Queen, than being blatantly racist. However, perhaps the intention of this piece was to be racist and controversial to get attention.
  70. Profile photo of crudson
    crudson Male 18-29
    589 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    Racist against French people?
  71. Profile photo of sutra46
    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    January 12, 2012 at 1:36 am
    Petty, anyone can see that.
    I wouldn`t begin to understAnd the shades of racism may have been implied.
    Sentence - `come here boy` ( to an adult) is very racist in American South but not anywhere else.
    Uppity is the reference here I think.

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