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Thursday, July 17, 2008
3:45 PM


And This Is Why I Didn't Stunt The New Yorker

 


When people argue that racism has become more covert in the 21st century, images like these and news outlets like FOX News suggest otherwise.

The story goes like this:
When a 25-year-old Manhattan graduate student who was assaulted Tuesday night got dressed that morning, she probably didn’t anticipate that her T-shirt would provoke four teens into shoving her, pulling out her earphones and spitting in her face.
What do kids like these days? I feel like treating.

The story goes on:
Now she’s suing the $69 shirt’s designer, Apollo Braun, for “all he’s got,” the designer claims.
What fool would pay $69 for that plain ass t-shirt?

The designer says:

“I can’t stand Obama,” Braun says, adding that it’s not because the Illinois senator is black. “That’s the only thing I like about him. He opens the door for other minorities.”

“He reminds me of Adolf Hitler,” Braun explained, adding he does not like Obama because “he is a Muslim” — a thoroughly debunked myth.


For the record:
This isn’t Braun’s first sartorial criticism of the Democratic presidential presumptive nominee. He has also sold shirts with slogans such as “Jews Against Obama,” “Obama = Hitler” and “Who Killed Obama?” — which he claims was so popular, he moved 1,200 pieces.
This is not satire. That's an insult to talented satirists and people with sense everywhere.

The Cynical Ones.
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