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Magazine Photoshops the Black Off Barack

4/21/2009 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Barack Obama on the cover of the new issue of the Washingtonian (left) and the exact same candid pic that TMZ posted in December (right).

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The editor-at-large tells TMZ the decision to change Obama's swimsuit from black to red was "purely artistic" because of the background being black.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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76.

Lilarose    

One thing not talked alot about during the presidential campaign last couple of years is that

BARACK OBAMA IS HALF WHITE! SHOCK!

I print photos on my printer all the time and they never come out the same colors.

1824 days ago
77.

J_G    

YOU KNOW WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT ?

HE IS DOWN TO EARTH......
HE REPRESENT THE WHOLE WORLD ......PEOPLE OF EVERY NATION...
I PERSONALLY THINK THE WORLD HAS BECOME A SAFER PLACE ......
UNITED WE STAND DEVIDED WE FALL.....
LOADS OF LUV MR PRESIDENT ......

1824 days ago
78.

I LOVE MY 3 CHILDREN THAT I DID NOT MURDER!!    

Okay, I am NOT a racist (but did not vote for B.O.), if he was all white (instead of half!) and McCain was black, I would have still voted McCain. B.O. is so into himself, they named the dog BO (Barrack Obama).....He has backed out or put off every promise he made, bowed down to a terrorist, (EMBARRASSING)....Cares more about him and his family being in the news....Put the country more into debt, when his campain was about change, he did not mention the change was for the worst....He even carries himself as a very naive, deer in the headlights....president who is not trustworthy to run this country....(unless its in the ground).......People who voted him in (mainly because he is HALF black), which is racism, by the way.......will see he is a JOKE, and it was the governments idea to put him into office, so he could take the fall.....KARMA!!!!
If people did not use this as a racial happening and he had more knowledge and experience, maybe he would be the leader we need, but he has been doomed from the start!!!! I do love hearing the Democrats and the people who voted for him, NOW, understand that it was not a good idea to do so. Those who fell for the black hype ......When he is done ruining this country...you probably ruined it for the next black person to get into office. You need to realize..THIS WAS THE PLAN...No doubt whoever got the job was going to be the fall guy..So next time you vote..Don't be a racist and vote on color, because you now have made B.O. look like an even bigger ASS. Hopefully he learned to not bow down to his terrorist friends anymore...Yes, other Presidents showed weakness and stupidity when it came to other world leaders, and they have paid for it..bringing up the past does not help the future, or ,make it seem all right that B.O. showed that he was a coward! Unless the black community turns racist again and votes for the first time, votes after years of not voting, show up in drones, to vote him back in, after 4 yrs of destroying our country, I do not see the democrat voters supporting him again!!!Hopefully it won't be too late to salvage our country for our children!!!!

1824 days ago
79.

Amazed    

Why is it that when Beyonce was made lighter (lets say for artistic reasons) it was considered racist ... but making Barack darker, that isn't?? I wish people could just quit being offended at stupid things, love each other regardless of color (I mean seriously people..we're talking about melanin!!!) and just learn to get along .. good grief, show some love and respect for your fellow human beings!

1824 days ago
80.

D    

Nice to see a white guy on the cover hiding his blackness.

1824 days ago
81.

Fan Since 2007!!!    



Damned shame Hitler wasn't a buff, Aryan hottie,
We'd all be speaking German now

1824 days ago
82.

ness    

Does anyone else notice that they also made him more black on the magazine?

1824 days ago
83.

len    

Terri........T.he Obama's need to make a decision..............Either Obama is the President of the United States.......... & reflects that position, appropriately, & with dignity.......or...........he is a Tinsel Town Celebrity. At this juncture, I cannot take him seriously. His combo-platter." Mr.President-meets Hollywood "......is demeaning to his Office .

1824 days ago
84.

KDUBBLL    

i love how some of thee extremely uninformed and possibly retarded Americas reply to this by saying i just love this guy hes so great or democrat this republican that i'm right your wrong or my favorite if you don't like what the president is doing your a racist?when really this should p!ss you off.because he is a president first and the media shouldn't be trying to make this guy a celebrity because they all know it distracts you from the truth and changes your perception of gov.nobody should care if obama got a dog,but they should care about hr1388 the give act.forced compulsory youth brigades.S425food safety act. you have to be liscensed to have an organic garden or farm and you could be fined.the cyber security act,obama now has the power to shut down the internet.and heres the whopper,if you ever wondered why sooo much money is spent to advertise going green or earth day,its because lord obama wants a carbon tax, its a big one because this tax applies to everything.and not to mention he spent the gdp in 6months in a RECESSION!!he spent more than every single president before him in his first 2months.all while he has been keepin everyone busy with his new dog or his wife's wardrobe or his billion hope speechs,the guy has givin more speechs in 100days than bush did his first 2yrs! every nation falls to tyranny, and it looks like Americas just about there.

1824 days ago
85.

len    

Jesusefinchrist As usual, the token , dime a dozen, oversexed, salivating , emotionally immature, dimwatt . bimbo...........presents herself . hot to trot......................ruled by her private parts...... legs spread...........no brains required.

1823 days ago
86.

Joseph    

Barrack is going to be the downfall of this country. Instead of doing his job as president he is having a good ol time spending more of out tax money, he just doesn't know what he is doing. People just voted for him because he is black. Who cares!

1771 days ago
87.

jrock    

He is so fine!!!! I'm in love!!!!!!! Barack, will you marry me?

1817 days ago
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