Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Obamas are Fred Sanford and Aunt Esther!!

Check out this link, which is about a local Long Island, NY Republican paper that showed a picture of President Obama and Michelle Obama alongside a picture of Fred Sanford fighting with Aunt Esther.

The paper, the Smithtown Messenger, was showing the 6 past Presidents and their wives in before and after photos. Before they were in the White House and after the White House. In each photo of White former Presidents and their wives, the photos show them smiling and happy. The before and after photos look the same, except for age and outfit changes.

The Obamas have a smiling before picture, but the after photo is a fight from Sanford and Son. The paper calls it satire and not racism that the Black President and his wife are compared to characters from a show that many considered to exploit Blacks and our culture and it's just a coincidence, apparently, that it features the stereotype that Blacks are violent. I won't even get into comparing Michelle Obama to Lawanda Page, who played Aunt Esther. But, anyone who watched the show knows the running joke that she was ugly and looked like a man.

Anyway, check it out for yourself and post a comment. Satire, racism or just in bad taste? What do you think?

http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/wpix-president-pictures-controversy,0,6737099.story

2 Comments:

Blogger jenifer daniels - the friendraiser said...

poor taste. all of the other photos illustrate actual images of the POTUS & FLOTUS except theirs.

and the context of the 'news' is based around the 'joke'. How is this news? or funny?

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaniqua looks just like aunt esther.

3:13 PM  

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