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Chia Obama -- Racist?

11/28/2010 12:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

This commercial just ran in KCBS TV in Los Angeles, featuring a little stocking stuffer -- a Chia Pet, the Chia Obama edition. The question ... is it racist?
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Obama's "do" is caricature-like and, standing on its own, makes the Prez look like someone from "What's Happening!!"

The commercial also hawks Chia Pets of two other presidents -- Washington and Lincoln.  But it's clear the Chia Obama is the selling point.

So we ask ...

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Chinosabroso    

It's not racist, but it IS AWESOME!

1321 days ago
2.

Mary    

They already have Chia Shaggy and Chia Homer and Bart Simpson, white guys. Throwing the race card where it has no merit only decreases its value when it is legitimately played.

1321 days ago
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abby    

What's the problem? Chia Obama was on the store shelves the day he was elected president.

1321 days ago
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Mallory    

it's seems to me that if you have to ASK if it's racist, it's probably not.

1321 days ago
5.

Faust    

Why does that even have to be a question? Why would you even make somethhing so inane a racist topic? This is a rediculous question even coming from TMZ...

1321 days ago
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grokken    

Racist no... Capitalist oh yeah... blatant attempt to make money off of Obama's popularity/name recognition.

1321 days ago
7.

HumanNature    

WHERE'S GEORGE w. BUSH CHIA PET????????

1321 days ago
8.

Tazz    

This is old, not new at all. Been on store shelves and in production after he beat Hillary.

1321 days ago
9.

loloagogo    

His mom is lily white. What makes him only black? I think he is over that since it only used that to win the Presidency. It's like Halle Berry claiming she is black when her mother is lily white too. What up wit dat?

1321 days ago
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carly    

Not at all!!

1321 days ago
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whynot    

He is what he is.....bottom line.

1321 days ago
12.

stumpy    

Racist no tacky yes

1321 days ago
13.

Ryan    

uhm this thing has been out SINCE or before HE became president! Slow News Day i understand but something 2+ yrs old? WHAT GIVES tmz? this whole 'is it racist' chia obama thing has been on the news for over 2 yrs!. and NO i don't find it racist.. they have other famous people Chia pets. is it racist for thinking its racist? lets ask AL Sharpton.. that dude can make anything into a racist issue!

1321 days ago
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awards    

Obama is an Oreo, not racist!

1321 days ago
15.

Ant    

They have a Chia Michael Jackson, it has a bald patch.

Seriously though, did anybody complain about the Chia Mr. T ?
If they did, I pity the fool.

1321 days ago
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