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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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amy    

Does everything have to be racist..for gods sake, thats why everyone is racist!! Give me a break.

1335 days ago
122.

Dino    

Looks more like Guy Fieri then Obama

1335 days ago
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KJ    

Why Not - BO's face is plastered on everything else!

1335 days ago
124.

Manimal    

Obama with green hair is not racist...it's not easy being green.

1335 days ago
125.

Jerry    

Another milestone for the administration. "HOPE" defined!

1335 days ago
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Sarcastic1     

He would look cool with a Chia-fro like the rest of his people

1335 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS THE CLARK GABLE OF PRESIDENTS.

1335 days ago
128.

Alex    

is not racist, is just people think that everything the white man do is racist. They need to get over what happen in the pass is 2010 get over it!!!

1335 days ago
129.

Tyrion Frost    

How is that even remotely racist? What even hints to anything racist? I don't get it.

This article is stupid.

1335 days ago
130.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Not sure if it's racist, but if the goal of the manufacturer was to make him look like an idiot, they succeeded.

1335 days ago
131.

fastdriver    

TMZ JUST saw this commercial? It's been running on the East Coast for quite a while now!

1335 days ago
132.

Brooke    

Chia Obama isn't racist, but this question is. There are a ton of Chia white people. But since Obama is HALF black, it's suddenly racist? I think not.

1335 days ago
133.

J    

I've had one for a while and now it's got a giant green 'fro. I got a little afro pick for it. Is that racist?

1335 days ago
134.

michele    

"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"?"

Get over it nearli, there have also been chia Washington and Lincoln heads. Oh wait, you must be racist, right? :P

1335 days ago
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Roger    

Ears arent big enough and it is sure to have more brains than the real one.

1335 days ago
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