Tuesday, January 29, 2013

German art exhibit switches child's sweatshirt lettering from "Osama" to Obama

From Eric Dondero:

A German art exhibit in Freidberg, intended to show the future of Germany, with a young Muslim family looking back at the former ethnically German natives. It was a warning of sorts to Germans in Germany that your days are numbered.

But the exhibit drew criticism not for the blatant anti-German racism, but for a sweatshirt worn by a young child in the image, which read "Osama," to honor the dead Al Qaeda terrorist leader. Some on the left viewed it as just a bit too much.

The exhibitors caved into pressure and replaced the lettering.

From the German blog Redehgahfar, "Friedberg: Türken wegen Bild beleidigt"

The lettering will be removed from the graph, in order to avoid further misunderstandings.
What was the lettering that replaced "Osama"? Barack "Obama."

Editor's comment - Which some of us would see as rather fitting. H/t Cherandinine

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