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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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Patricia Carcione    

I think more people should worry about important matters - this racism thing is over played and is wearing on my nerves. I feel this article should have ended with ... waahh waahh waahh!

1390 days ago
107.

gimmeabreak    

It's only racist if you make your Chia Obama drink from a separate water fountain.

Posted at 12:46 PM on Nov 28, 2010 by C. Fox

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lol, too funny! Best comment yet.

1390 days ago
108.

Sassy    

Keep in mind TMZ posed this question. There was never any outcry from any group of people over this Chia Pet (which has been on store shelves for quite some time).

Question is, why in the hell did TMZ even bother with this poll?

1390 days ago
109.

chris davis    

yall cats at tmz are racist and yall some snitches

1390 days ago
110.

Sammie    

People have taken this racist business way too far. How about reserving it for when it really counts not reducing it's power by calling every little thing racism when it's not. That word should stand for something.

1390 days ago
111.

MariJoy    

The chia looks no different from a buzz cut to me, not like it's curly or something, hence no racial connotation.

1390 days ago
112.

LWhite    

How is it racist if you have white ugly chia pets too? Do we have to make EVERYTHING a "black/white", "male/female", "republican/democrat", "Christian/atheist"? thing?

1390 days ago
113.

Oh no!    

Never in history has one man meant so much disappointment to so many people. That Chia Obama is going to be a collector item among the Chinese who will own America in 50 years.

1390 days ago
114.

Raejean    

It doesn't look much like him, does it? it need to have a longer face and a skinny neck with much, much bigger ears.

BTW, does the chia Lincoln have a growing beard?

1390 days ago
115.

bigtimepimp    

how can you ask a bunch of white americans if something is racists? It's like asking if flies like sh()!

Of course it racists you inbreds!

1390 days ago
116.

Karma    

Can they make one with 12 stitches growing out of the bottom lip? I'd buy that one LOL

1390 days ago
117.

DaMan    

@ Mary,

Homer and Bart simpson are cartoon characters. They aren't white, they aren't real and no its not racist.

1390 days ago
118.

Jaynicia    

Anybody who buys someone a chia pet truly hates them! LOL!

Not racist - just corny...

1390 days ago
119.

Gsharon 710    

number90.....I have no idea what you mean, and really don't care. I'm good as long as TMZ get my meaning. We have enough problems, and with so many hateful things said about our President, they know they can stir up enough divisions to raise hit numbers for tbeir site.

We all are not so quick to think of every D.A.M.N situation as being racism.( Again.)....B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S.

1390 days ago
120.

DizzKid    

It's only racist, if you're ignorant. :D

1390 days ago
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