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Artist Blogger draws an ‘APE-LIKE’ depiction of President Barack Obama on his blog.

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December 3, 2013 by The ReadyWriter


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Cartoonist Ted Rall, who regularly posts on the liberal blog Daily Kos recently posted a recent cartoon by Rall which depicted President Obama as an “ape” with the caption: “Calm the fuck down”.

According to the site’s gatekeepers, who cautioned Rall against making future postings which similarly characterize the president in a derogatory manner, their message to him said in part:

Your depiction of Barack Obama as ape-like is intolerable. Being critical of Obama, even ferociously so, is not the problem. Through British and American history, blacks have been subject to racist depictions of themselves as monkeys and apes. No excuse is acceptable for replicating that history, no matter what your intent. If it happens again, your posting privileges will be suspended.

Rall isn’t taking the criticism lying down either and says; since the Daily Kos doesn’t pay him for the content, therefore, he’s not changing his style.

He explains: “I might consider altering the way I draw a political figure for a paying client. A very high-paying client. Someone who employed me full-time. I’m sure not going to alter my drawing style for $0.00 money.”

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52 thoughts on “Artist Blogger draws an ‘APE-LIKE’ depiction of President Barack Obama on his blog.

  1. SlickRick says:

    why am I not surprised. they hate the black man in the white house.

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  2. bballen says:

    Morning.
    Same shit different day smh

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  3. Adam says:

    Obama’s position needs to be RESPECTED and right wing racist need to GET OVER IT! This kind a BULLSHIT is so played

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  4. Zenna says:

    This is disrespectful not only to THE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY but OUR ENTIRE RACE!!!

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  5. Yvonne says:

    racist azz and the only way you stomp-out this type of crap is to terminate him.

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  6. Lilly says:

    Racism is ignorance. . .this is ignorance!!! What a shame. . .

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  7. QueenC says:

    RACIST 😡

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  8. Angelhair says:

    Oh please! People need to STOP reaching!
    It looks more like Homer Simpson IMO.

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    • Pointmen says:

      It looks more like Homer Simpson IMO.
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      Whether the image is Apelike or Homer Simpson like, it is STILL a disrespectful caricature of a great man who has accomplished great things

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      • Miss Ang says:

        It looks more like Homer Simpson IMO.
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        That’s because you fail to see the intent behind the pic

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      • SlickRick says:

        It looks more like Homer Simpson IMO.
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        still disrespectful…so your POINT is?

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      • Coco says:

        It looks more like Homer Simpson IMO.
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        still disrespectful…so your POINT is? ——————–> COSIGN!

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  9. Tamala says:

    President Obama deserves better, so do the readers. God does not like ugly, neither do most people who admire the accomplishments of our president.

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  10. cameo1 says:

    Do y’all think this picture is “ape like”? From the looks of it, that was the intent. Racism …if Daly Kos thought it was a racist picture…why did they let him post it? They could take it down at any point…I’m tired of this shit!

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  11. Acquitta says:

    TED RALL IS WRONG TO DEPICT THE PRESIDENT IN THIS MANNER. I MEAN REALLY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

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  12. Anthony says:

    EVEN AS THE PRSEIDENT PROTECTS AND DEFENDS EVERY CITIZEN–THERE ARE ETHICS IN EVERY PROFESSION AND THIS IS JUST WRONG!

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  13. Miss Ang says:

    Racism…wow

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  14. Olivijah says:

    This just as bad as people not excepting the fact that the President is President Obama not just Obama 😦

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  15. CeoDawg says:

    Step n Fetchit Cartoons, Ape Like Depiction of Obama and other Charlatan elected Black leaders, treasonous Black lawyers, sacrilegious preachers, Black “Yellow Journalist” Newspapers like the Los Angeles Sentinel, etc., etc. who disgrace the meaning of what it means to be an elected official, lawyer, journalist, reverend, etc., etc. is truly inappropriate.

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  16. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    Our President looks nothing like the picture and I am sure he has better things to do than to worry about what some idiot thinks he looks like.

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  17. Browngirl says:

    I think what is more hurtful are people that are more of his complexion that are so hateful toward him. I would be more concerned about them then some idiot that we even give him any type of recognition.

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  18. UncleEd says:

    Isn’t this foolishness getting a bit old??

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  19. RandomChick says:

    Here we go again!

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  20. Daisy says:

    Stuff like this is getting to be a bit played

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  21. Omar says:

    Wow. like fa real??

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  22. Gia says:

    Wow…People have such misplaced emotions

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  23. 2thick4you says:

    Damn Shame!
    No Cotdayum respect!

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  24. 2thick4you says:

    Damn racist!

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  25. Yasha says:

    These folks are pathetic!

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  26. Kayla says:

    “I might consider altering the way I draw a political figure for a paying client. A very high-paying client. Someone who employed me full-time. I’m sure not going to alter my drawing style for $0.00 money.”

    For this reason alone they should fire his azz!

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  27. Nicole says:

    The cartoonist should be suspended as a penalty for his distasteful and disgusting portrayal of the President as Ape-Like. Idiots like this cartoonist perpetuate unfair stereotypes that indicate his failure to have deep insight into the cultural damage being done to blacks in America by white Presidents!

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  28. Coco says:

    Being racist bigots should be so played out to some people I swear

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  29. Applebottom says:

    look at this shit right here.

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  30. Applebottom says:

    wow how ignorant!

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