Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:03 PM
egbertowillies (1,090 posts)
Racist Obama Sign At Upper West Side Whole Foods Removed (VIDEO)
Woody Henderson, a resident in the Upper East Side took pictures of the the racist sign of President Obama eating chicken in an aesthetic unpleasant manner at the Whole Foods store at Columbus Avenue and 97th Street in New York.
Henderson said he was very offended by the caricature the sign made of the President and the message it conveyed. The sign was for a one day sale of chicken.
Henderson did not just leave the store in disgust after taking the picture of the sign. He did his civic duty and contacted the NBC TV affiliate who preceded to do a story on it.
Whole Foods said it was not their intention to caricature the President. The sign was subsequently removed. After the store responded
There are certain things that have been used to put down black people; watermelon, fried chicken. … If that same employee had of drawn a picture of a naked woman sitting with her legs wide open and put it in front of the store, what they are basically saying is they would’ve known nothing about it or it had nothing to do with them. They are responsible.
See Video HERE.
While no one can be sure if the sign was an intentional caricature of the President, or simply the work of a naïve artist, given that the founder of Whole Foods, John Mackey’s recent attacks on the President, calling Obamacare “more like fascism” than socialism, it is rather hard to believe it was not intentional. It will be problematic to many that a store built in the Liberal city of Austin, Texas by once Liberal John Mackey, who is mostly supported by a Liberal clientele is smearing its reputation by its now plutocratic founder.
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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:28 PM
freshwest (53,661 posts)
2. No way that was an accident, it fed on the worst of the anti-Black POTUS hate machines.
Call it right wing, call it left wing, if that's what Whole Foods is running as their so-called liberal-ism, they'll never get another dime from me or my family. I'll be taking a hard look at so-called 'natural foods' stores now. Enough of this already!