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A fast-food restaurant in Beijing called Obama Fried Chicken was derided in America yesterday as a racist rip-off.

Its sign shows a grinning caricature of President Obama’s head on a skinny version of Colonel Sanders’ body.

Below it, written in Chinese, is the slogan: “We’re so cool, aren’t we?”

“It’s insulting, offensive and plays to racial stereotypes,” the Rev. Al Sharpton told The Post.

“What makes it even worse is that when we deal with this global competition between the US and China, for them to be mocking the leader of the free world, I find it even more appalling.”

Not that the Chinese were the first to come up with the idea.

At the similarly named Obama’s Fried Chicken in Harlem, the Chinese knockoff was blasted as fowl play.

“I wouldn’t eat there because of that picture,” fumed Momodou Jallow, 43, the manager of the store on St. Nicholas Avenue.

“You can’t degrade the president like that,” Jallow said. “It’s sketched that way to make fun of Obama so people will buy fried chicken.

“How can you take [Colonel Sanders’] body and put Obama’s head on it and call it OFC? It’s disrespectful,” he said.

When Jallow’s restaurant changed its name in 2009, the manager said, it was intended as an honor for the first black president.

“For us, it’s different,” argued Jallow.

“There’s no disrespectful picture,” he said, pointing to the restaurant’s logo-free awning.




what a bunch of cocks.


EDIT:

forgot the link: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/chinese_give_barack_the_bird_noesFfsLzH9n1JGghJgBYO
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It's true. We're not known for class.


fowl play
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I'm so happy. Have you got a link to the article so I can share this wonderful news with my compadres?
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#8
there is a chicken place down the street from my apartment (in South Korea) that has a big poster of Obama giving their chicken the thumbs up in 70's style comic book art. it is freakin' classic.
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#13
I think maybe some people are taking this a bit too seriously (not in the pit though, obviously). Then again he's not MY country's figure head.

Pretty funny though.

EDIT: ^is it "obviously racist" though? Do the chinese have the same stereotype concept of African Americans being crazy for fried chicken? I'm not saying they dont, I'm just calling into question whether thats the case or if its just coincidence that they chose him for their mascot.
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fowl play

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Fowl play?



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EDIT: ^is it "obviously racist" though? Do the chinese have the same stereotype concept of African Americans being crazy for fried chicken? I'm not saying they dont, I'm just calling into question whether thats the case or if its just coincidence that they chose him for their mascot.

I hope he was being sarcastic, because last summer I think it was, us Aussies got slammed for having a KFC ad with West Indies supporters at the cricket being offered KFC chicken as a peace offering. Apparently everyone in the world is supposed have the same priorities of issues that the US does and it's up to them to regulate the world...
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I hope he was being sarcastic, because last summer I think it was, us Aussies got slammed for having a KFC ad with West Indies supporters at the cricket being offered KFC chicken as a peace offering. Apparently everyone in the world is supposed have the same priorities of issues that the US does and it's up to them to regulate the world...


perhaps if you were more aware of your surroundings and more multicultural in your approach, you wouldnt have such problems.
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Oh For Crying out loud.
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EDIT: ^is it "obviously racist" though? Do the chinese have the same stereotype concept of African Americans being crazy for fried chicken? I'm not saying they dont, I'm just calling into question whether thats the case or if its just coincidence that they chose him for their mascot.

We have what I call "casual" racism. We just write off black people as criminals and scary and should be avoided at all cost, but that's all said in a very non-hostile, almost passing way. Yeah..............................

Coincidentally, Chinese people love fried chicken and watermelon. We also like to show off flashy things.
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Now that's just funny, friken politicians can't take a joke, everythings gotta be racism to them.

Yeah, all those politicians that were mentioned in that article are humorless twats. Oh wait.
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EDIT: ^is it "obviously racist" though? Do the chinese have the same stereotype concept of African Americans being crazy for fried chicken?

FYI they don't. They (we) just find black people scary

Funny as hell though
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perhaps if you were more aware of your surroundings and more multicultural in your approach, you wouldnt have such problems.

lol, because Americans are the kings of that!

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#33
I thinks its kinda funny, and I would eat there.
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#35
“What makes it even worse is that when we deal with this global competition between the US and China, for them to be mocking the leader of the free world, I find it even more appalling.”

nope. Not sure if serious though.
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“What makes it even worse is that when we deal with this global competition between the US and China, for them to be mocking the leader of the free world, I find it even more appalling.”

nope. Not sure if serious though.

I scoffed at that, too.
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duh LOL.

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FYI they don't. They (we) just find black people scary

Funny as hell though


and wow!

i dont think its like that... but it seems that a lot of us think black people are all like genetic survival-of-the-fittess bred beasts, and that "most of them" are supposed to be up to no good XD
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i dont think its like that... but it seems that a lot of us think black people are all like genetic survival-of-the-fittess bred beasts, and that "most of them" are supposed to be up to no good XD

Supposed to be, like it's their job.
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Supposed to be, like it's their job.

Yeah they actually get thrown in jail if they're not committing crimes.
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