The New York Post
Publishing a cartoon that implies that the President of the United States is a chimp would have made sense if George W. Bush were still in office. There’s photographic evidence that illustrates those similarities. But, given the country’s history of racial prejudice that has included likening African Americans to chimps, monkeys and other non-human primates, using an image that implies that analogy to the country’s first African-American President is just tasteless. Offering an apology a full day and a half later that fails to acknowledge this issue and is only directed toward “those who were offended by the image” and not “some in the media and in public life who have had differences with The Post in the past” is equally disrespectful…and trifling.
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