'CURIOUS GEORGE' MAY SUE OVER OBAMA T-SHIRT: Publishers of book series considering legal action against Georgia bar owner.

By Premier on Monday, May 19, 2008 with 0 comments

If you have not heard this story, pay close attention- this is classic racist behavior.

The classic children's book is taking a rightful stand and is very much so needed. Pretty soon this story is going to be on CNN and they will turn this thing around. This is offensive behavior and it should be stop!

The publisher of children's book series "Curious George" has announced it will consider taking legal action against a Georgia bar owner for selling T-shirts that show the monkey peeling a banana with "Obama in '08" printed beneath the image.

Bar owner Mike Norman, who began selling the shirts in late April, has said he sees nothing racist about the t-shirts. He said he thinks the Illinois senator and the character "look so much alike."

Bill Nigut, southeast regional director for the Anti-Defamation League, said Norman is being disingenuous.
"He can pretend he doesn't understand what the message of that T-shirt is, but he knows full well that's an offensive and demeaning stereotype used to insult African-Americans," Nigut told the Associated Press.

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