BELGIAN NEWSPAPER APOLOGIZES FOR DEPICTING BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA AS APES

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A Belgian newspaper called  De Morgen has apologized for depicting President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as apes on their cover after coming under fire over the weekend, reports Huffington Post.

De Morgen, known as a progressive newspaper, claims that the cover and accompanying article were attempts at satire meant to skewer racism, not perpetuate it.

That didn’t work out too well for them,huh?

Others have criticized the newspaper as racist but a Nigerian journalist Chika Unikwe tweeted with an image of the newspaper.

 

De Morgen isn’t racist. What is racist is the society that enables acts of racism to thrive with impunity #Belgium

— chika unigwe (@chikaunigwe) March 24, 2014

Black people in Belgum have no political voice, no economic voice, so in a way society forgets that we exist #Belgium

— chika unigwe (@chikaunigwe) March 24, 2014

 

 

 

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