The New York Post has found themselves in a little bit of a controversy over a political cartoon published in this morning’s edition. And like the good lemming I am, I’m going to draw even more attention to it by posting it here for discussion.
As you can imagine, Rev. Al Sharpton has already pounced all over this saying that it makes a “less-than-casual” comparison between President Obama and a chimpanzee. The Post is standing by their decision to run the cartoon.
Allegations of racism aside, one might also question the rather brash insensitivity exhibited by the Post. The cartoon makes light of an incident that has a woman still clinging to life in a Connecticut hospital after being viciously attacked by a chimpanzee.
Time for you guys to weigh in. Racist? Insensitive? Or just plain unfunny?