Racist Obama Intruder Cartoon Is Not Funny

“Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?” reads the speech bubble in today’s Boston Herald cartoon depicting last week’s White House intruder and a perturbed President Obama. The internet, however, is not laughing, with the toon drawing allegations of racism since its publication.

The Herald‘s racial stereotype gaffe comes to us from cartoonist Jerry Holbert, who appears to be poking fun at Army veteran Omar Gonzalez’s intrusion into the White House, which got him all the way to the East Room before an off-duty security guard caught him in the act. Admittedly a funny situation, but some—including Philly.com cartoonist Rob Tornoe—found the choice of words a little off-putting and a lot racist:
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/Boston-Herald-publishes-apologizes-for-racist-Obama-cartoon.html#7tikCWoQKpysZiRE.99

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