Al Sharpton’s thoughts on the cartoon:
“troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys.”
NY Post’s Editor & Cheif Responds to Criticism:
“The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut. It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist.”
The person that created this cartoon must of knew it would appear racist and would cause a lot of controversy. The situation where the monkey got shot was serious, with a woman being severely injured. On top of that Barack Obama is basically compared to a crazy monkey since it is his Stimulus Bill. What are your thoughts?