Barack Obama Depicted As a Witch Doctor In Is It Racist?
Is it racist?
A business owner in New Jersey is catching a lot of shit lately over a display in front of his store that depicts President Barack Obama as a witch doctor.
The display -- in front of the Skuby & Co. Lifestyle Clothing company in Spring Lake -- shows the president's face superimposed on the body of a witch doctor. Underneath the image is the word "ObamaCare."
It also includes a tombstone with a picture of Obama holding a stethoscope with the words, "I Told You I Was Sick" written on it. There's also a mannequin wearing a hat with the acronym "F.Y.B.O.," presumably meaning "fuck you, Barack Obama."
Some people like the display, while others find it offensive -- some even say it's racist.
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The owner of the business, Bill Skuby -- who touts the fact that the "1 percent" shops at his store -- is actually proud of the minor buzz his display has garnered.
"I'm not backing down. I don't care what they do. I've had a black group call me a little while ago, they are going to picket me. Fine. Picket me all you want," Skuby told 1010 WINS. "Maybe I can get a customer out of the deal. But the truth of the matter is, this is the way I feel and we've got to stand up for what we feel. And at my age, I'm taking a stand, and that's just the way it is."
In the spirit of Tosh.0, we want to know what you think: Is it racist?
Cast your vote below.
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