Belgian Newspaper Depicts the Obamas as Monkeys in Racist Satire


By: Margot Harris / March 25, 2014

Tsk, tsk, Belgium. Over the weekend, Belgian newspaper De Morgen photoshopped a very controversial and racial Mr. and Mrs. Obama days before the President’s scheduled visit to the country. The paper also called President Obama a drug dealer in the tactless tagline, “First Black President of the USA Starts Selling Weed.” Not only is this offensive, but it is also not funny.

Many offended readers retweeted the images that soon went viral. The photograph of the paper was initially tweeted by Nigerian-Belgian journalist Chika Unigwe. The De Morgen editors claim that the joke was not intended to be racist, but intended to diss the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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