Monday, October 3, 2011

Racist Chinese Restaurant...Obama Fried Chicken

Here's what the Washington Post reports:
"A sign in front of the eatery displays a picture of President Obama wearing a Colonel Sanders-style bowtie and suspenders and a tag­line that reads, “We so cool, aren’t we?,” according to the Shanghaiist.

A KFC China spokesperson told BlogPost via email that the restaurant is not affiliated with the brand.

“We’re considering legal action as it is a knock-off and has nothing to do with us and it infringes on our brand trademark,” the statement said. “We find it distasteful.”

“It’s insulting, offensive and plays to racial stereotypes,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said of the shop to the New York Post. “What makes it even worse is that when we deal with this global competition between the U.S. and China, for them to be mocking the leader of the free world, I find it even more appalling.”

The Daily Mail hypothesized that the sign may be a reaction to the U.S filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization against China for placing tariffs on imported American chickens."