Racist Man Puts Up Statue Of Obama Eating Watermelon


| December 28, 2012 - 12:10 am

A man in Kentucky has been displaying a clearly racist depiction of President Obama on his front lawn since before the election – and doesn’t plan on taking it down.

Danny Hafley has a statue of Obama on his front lawn, showing the president eating watermelon. He purchased an Obama mask at a halloween store, dressed the figure up in a suit, and claims it is within his rights under the First Amendment to keep it up.

A neighbor told a local news affiliate that she doesn’t agree with the sign, and said that while their neighborhood has no black people, she can see how they’d be offended.

Hafley says he doesn’t think putting watermelon in the president’s hand is racist, and claims he just thought the statue would get hungry. Watch the video below.