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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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Stacey    

This is old news TMZ. How is it racist?

I saw Chia Obama like over a year ago online.

1372 days ago
17.

La Mom    

TMZ ~ are you THAT desperate for hits you have to create something out of nothing? ANSWER - no, it's not racist. Now for the REAL question: Who would be stupid enough to think that it is?

1372 days ago
18.

Ben     

I can't believe you would actually pull out the race card. It makes me sick that you and every other liberal in LA always want to pull out the race card. Why is it always about race? Get over yourselves. In reality, this just makes you look bad.

1372 days ago
19.

Mark    

I do not like obama, but this is very disrespectful to the presidency.

1372 days ago
20.

nearli    

why do whites do ridiculous crap like a chia pet of our President, insult other ethnicities and their cultural differences and then stand there, look stupid and ask, "is this wrong"? You people know what you are doing..all of it from the smallest whispered insult to full fledged discrimination..STOP PLAYING GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!

1372 days ago
21.

Holly    

I think it's in bad taste for TMZ to ask the question

1372 days ago
22.

stacie    

im african american and i dont find it offensive. why is this even news worthy? TMZ is just trying to start unnecessary drama. bad enough that everytime someone african american is featured on this site the comments become actually racist. gimme a break...

1372 days ago
23.

FruitSalad    

not racist just fking stupid

1372 days ago
24.

chesterar    

In California, everything is racist.

1372 days ago
25.

Will    

Jesus christ TMZ. This has been out since BEFORE OBama got elected. WTG Guys. You're really on the ball.

1372 days ago
26.

marcos    

The chia isn't racist but Obama is. Twenty years with Rev. (G-damn America) Wright.

1372 days ago
27.

Broeheem    

Naw... not racist at all. How 'bout if the Chia grew a white woman's hair? Or Chia cornrows? Now THAT would be racist.

1372 days ago
28.

Polly    

@ #26 -- You have that right!

1372 days ago
29.

croc    

oh sure throw the racecard towards a fake head? tired of all this crap..btw, he is a puss.

1372 days ago
30.

Jack    

this story is older than Betty White

1372 days ago
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