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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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136.

Trainwrecks    

how is this racist? because it looks just like him?

seriously tmz, is kate g getting too much air time from ROL and the oksana stories are drying up?

i bet if you gave this version of obama the keys to the oval office, it would do less damage to the deficit.

1338 days ago
137.

aggiegal    

LOVE IT!! No...not racist at all either!!

1338 days ago
138.

Rudy    

Hey, what happened to the poll TMZ? Didn't fit your narrative huh? I guess it's back to bashing Sarah Palin again right?

1338 days ago
139.

Falcon    


Give us..... (AMERICA)....a break. The likeness protrayed in this campaign is not racist. This is a part of "Chia's" ......"Proud to be an American" campaign, (as a suggestion for a possible Christmas gift.

I saw the commerical on television which include President Obama, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and the Statue of Liberty. There is no racisim.

1338 days ago
140.

George    

It's seems we've reached the point where merely being white is racist.

1338 days ago
141.

Rob    

I bet the Chia would do a better job running the US

1338 days ago
142.

mat    

Maybe not racist, but very poor taste. Poor taste seems to sell at any cost.

1338 days ago
143.

C Gagne    

The Obama lovers will never get tired playing the race card. It will be the second thing they whine about when he gets thrown out in 2012. The first whining point will be to blame it on Bush, like everything else.

1338 days ago
144.

sid    

@Quinn #47

That was too frikkin' funny!

Thanks for the laugh!

@Nearli...Man..just....just shut the **** up.

1338 days ago
145.

preferredpest@yahoo.com    

Why is this coming up now? Because you liberals in the media love bringing up racism? This was out after he won the election, but I did not hear a word out of anyone about it then.

1338 days ago
146.

Mississippi Girl    

@125, it's quite simple. Why is it assumed that if you live in a trailer park you are trash and somehow less of a person.That also applies to shopping at WalMart, how does that demean you as a person. This country was built on hard working people who had little to nothing in the beginning. Many still live from payday to payday, go to work and don't ask for handouts from the government. For some a "trailer" maybe be all they can afford, but they worked for it and are proud and keep it as nice as many fancier homes.
That was my point, you can make racism or biggotry out of anything..

1338 days ago
147.

LongJohn69    

He's a long way from "dapper" Michelle but yet Barry never looked so good.

1338 days ago
148.

Blue    

Haha..it could be a Chia Bill Clinton, or a Chia Bush, (haha that is a really funny name!) and it would still be the same. Anyone that thinks its racist is being really overly sensitive.

1338 days ago
149.

gerry    

You can not put Obama in any negative light without being called racist. Have fun lighten up people.

1338 days ago
150.

poonhok    

Chia Obama is not racist, and yes, it would make a better President than the real one....

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