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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:09 AM

Whole Foods removes chicken ad featuring Obama

An Upper West Side Whole Foods has removed a sign that used a drawing of President Barack Obama to advertise a sale on chicken after complaints that the ad was offensive.

The sign outside the supermarket on Columbus Avenue and 97th Street featuring an apparent caricature of Obama advertising an upcoming sale on whole organic chicken outraged neighbor Woody Henderson.

"There are certain things that have been used to put down black people -- watermelon, fried chicken," he said.


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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:12 AM

1. Holy crap.

Seriously, people. Seriously.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:15 AM

2. some stores go out of their way to make sure i do not shop there

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:17 AM

3. I just don't understand

why someone would hang a sign like that; don't they have a conscience, or a moral compass to know when something is just plain offensive and wrong? And this was posted to attract customers? Ugh.

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