Wednesday, February 18, 2009

NY Post Cartoon Compares Obama to Shot Chimp

Cartoonist Sean Delonas, who has a long history of offensive and homophobic cartoons in the The New York Post, created this racist cartoon, published in the post today, taking off on the Connecticut chimpanzee that was shot by police when it turned on its owner's friend. We'll get into it on the show today. The AP notes:

The cartoon in Wednesday's Post by Sean Delonas shows two police officers standing over the body of a bullet-riddled chimp. One of the officers says the other, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton called the cartoon "troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys."