Yesterday, I took it upon myself to write a post about the disgusting racist attitude of the owner of Mulligan’s Food & Spirits who proudly sold t-shirts displaying the image of Curious George as Barack Obama. I submitted the pics and the post to Digg.com and to my suprise, encountered a slew of traffic. In a matter of minutes, beginning last night at 10pm, StraightFromTheA.com had over 11,000 hits from digg and today there’s been over 50,000. Because of the unusual amount of traffic, the site has been slower than usual and it’s been difficult to post. There has also been a ton of racist comments and emails received and because of this I am taking the day off today. I am saddened by the blatent displays of ignorance but not suprised, however…I need to get my mind right before I put any words in writing.
I want to apologize to my loyal readers and hopfully things will be resolved by tomorrow.
This is one of the many reasons why I rarely set foot in Marietta and I feel sorry for those of you who have to live there. Mulligan’s Bar & Tavern in Cobb county has printed up racist t-shirts featuring cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana, with “Obama in ’08” printed underneath and are selling them in the bar. The owner, Mike Norman thinks there’s nothing wrong with the T-shirts and calls them “cute.” 😯
Norman said those offended are “hunting for a reason to be mad” and insisted he is “not a racist.”
Why picture Obama as Curious George? “Look at him . . . the hairline, the ears, he looks just like Curious George,” Norman said.
He said it’s just a coincidence that the character he chose for the T-shirt is a monkey. Norman said proceeds raised from sales of the T-shirts will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (Source)
Y’all can keep walking around like racism doesn’t exist if you want to! Check out other disturbing images from Mulligan’s Bar after the jump…
Dayum JD…stop yer yellin! *sigh* I got this video in my inbox 5 times so obviously Jermaine Dupri wants y’all to know something. He’s pissed! 😯 JD says that Billboard ain’t right…how they gonna put Usher as an “alternate” cover? “The one on the front is bought and Usher’s is for free…from the label.” Hmmmm….maybe Usher’s star is dimming. JD, you ever though of that? One hot single ain’t gonna fix what’s broke. Love or not…Tameka has put that boys career to bed. It’s a shame ain’t it? Let’s hope that the entire album is on FIRE cause he’s gotta come back swangin to get his respect back. I’m rootin for you Ursh!