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Store used Obama sign to sell chicken
upi ^ | Feb. 22, 2013

Posted on 02/22/2013 3:56:33 PM PST by JoeProBono

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Whole Foods store in New York took down a sign that used an image of President Barack Obama to promote a sale on chicken.

The Upper West Side store pulled the advertisement and apologized for any offense caused by the sign after customers complained, WNBC-TV, New York, reported Friday.

The sign, created by a store artist, was removed "once it was brought to our attention by a shopper that it may be perceived as offensive," a Whole Foods spokesman said.

"There was no disrespect meant at all," the spokesman said.

Customers were split on whether there were racist connotations to the sign.

"There are certain things that have been used to put down black people," Woody Henderson told WNBC.

"Even if he's not the president, you're going to have an African-American promoting the sale of chicken? They can do better than that," Jason Nunez said.

However, some said they did not see the sign as offensive.

"Obviously it looks like the president but I don't think it's racist," Joseph Joshua said to the television station.


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1 posted on 02/22/2013 3:56:46 PM PST by JoeProBono
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“Even if he’s not the president, you’re going to have an African-American promoting the sale of chicken? They can do better than that,” Jason Nunez said.”

I guess that genius had better call Popeye’s and tell them to get a white guy to hawk their product. Can’t have a black woman doing that, doncha’ know.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 4:03:15 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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3 posted on 02/22/2013 4:04:07 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Obama doesn’t look like he’s into chicken but more into Spotted Dick.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 4:06:11 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Stormdog

5 posted on 02/22/2013 4:07:05 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

If I were a chicken, I’d be offended.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 4:10:06 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: JoeProBono

What’s the trouble?

Black folk don’t eat chicken?
White folk don’t eat chicken?
Mulattos, Asians,Hispanics, Jews don’t eat chicken?

Obie is a public icon paid for by the peoples.
What the fudge is the problem here?

Sure, I could understand folks getting upset if it was Milhouse Nixon, Everyone knows that GOP Cracker never ate waffles and fried chicken hardly never!


7 posted on 02/22/2013 4:11:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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8 posted on 02/22/2013 4:13:34 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: mylife

Shoot! I bet Eskimos eat chicken. LOL


9 posted on 02/22/2013 4:14:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JoeProBono

The insane comments at raw story are a trip.

“whole foods is the KKK”
“Whole foods should be banned from doing business in this country”

Blah whine blah.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 4:17:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JoeProBono
The sign, created by a store artist, was removed "once it was brought to our attention by a shopper that it may be perceived as offensive," a Whole Foods spokesman said.

Yes, Obama is undoubtedly offensive.

11 posted on 02/22/2013 4:17:46 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: JoeProBono

Barry Obama... Hot prospect for WBA


12 posted on 02/22/2013 4:19:19 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: JoeProBono

That MFer aint got a chicken lovin bone in his body LOL

He acts like it’s tainted LOL


13 posted on 02/22/2013 4:19:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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14 posted on 02/22/2013 4:22:46 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
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15 posted on 02/22/2013 4:24:02 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: JoeProBono
I would never purchase anything with Obamas face or his wifes face on it ever. I won't buy Pepsi because their new logo reminds me of Obamas logo. Any magazine that comes in the mail if it has Michelles face on it goes directly in the trash I don't even leaf through it. I have disdain for both of these people they make me sick.
16 posted on 02/22/2013 4:24:37 PM PST by funfan
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To: mylife; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
"Shoot! I bet Eskimos eat chicken. LOL"

The answer can be found at 00:40.
17 posted on 02/22/2013 4:26:12 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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18 posted on 02/22/2013 4:30:20 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: shibumi


19 posted on 02/22/2013 4:38:37 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
I like fried chicken.

I grew up on my mom's fried chicken. It was the number one thing.

I like my fried chicken with RC Cola and watermelon, and a moon pie for dessert.

Just speakin' for myself, mind you.

20 posted on 02/22/2013 4:40:36 PM PST by OKSooner (Godspeed, 3-D Danny.)
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To: shibumi

That’s racist!!!


21 posted on 02/22/2013 4:41:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JoeProBono
A Whole Foods store in New York took down a sign that used an image of President Barack Obama to promote a sale on chicken.

Why? 0bama is a great saleman. Look at gun and ammo sales over the last 4 months.

5.56mm

22 posted on 02/22/2013 4:41:40 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
saleman=salesman.

Ok, who stole my "s?"

5.56mm

23 posted on 02/22/2013 4:43:18 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: JoeProBono

Look at those weak little girlie arms.

If it weren’t for the cigarettes drying his voice, he’d be mistaken for a gender-bender.


24 posted on 02/22/2013 4:48:55 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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Ok, who stole my "s?"

I would look at Obama or smilin' Joe, but don't ignore Holder, the smarmy little weasel.

25 posted on 02/22/2013 4:49:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: OKSooner

Sounds great, when should I be there?


26 posted on 02/22/2013 4:49:31 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: mylife
Hi.

...or smilin' Joe,...

I don't think it was Biteme. He couldn't find an "s" if it bit him in the a$$.

5.56mm

27 posted on 02/22/2013 4:53:01 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: mylife

I’m not even upset by using Richard Nixon to promote food sales: the Trader Joe’s in Georgetown, near all of its pre-prepared food sections, has caricatures of Nixon proclaiming “I am not a cook!” with a caption “And you don’t need to be one” (or something like that).


28 posted on 02/22/2013 4:56:46 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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29 posted on 02/22/2013 4:57:44 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s kinda pricey for whole chicken.


30 posted on 02/22/2013 4:59:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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31 posted on 02/22/2013 5:01:05 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: JoeProBono

What kind of way is that to eat fried chicken or wings. What’s the matter you afraid to get your lips wrapped around it. Eats it like a white dude from the suburbs.


32 posted on 02/22/2013 5:03:45 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: mylife


33 posted on 02/22/2013 5:03:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
And now for all you East Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky Freepers 50 and over here is a Blast From The Past.

Oh Thumpin Good Thumpin Good Cas Walkers Melons are Thumpin Good... LOL.

34 posted on 02/22/2013 5:08:47 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: muir_redwoods

:)


35 posted on 02/22/2013 5:12:59 PM PST by OKSooner (Godspeed, 3-D Danny.)
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To: JoeProBono

Let me know when you have a pic of our Christian President eating pork....


36 posted on 02/22/2013 5:32:39 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: JoeProBono

I see Nothing wrong with using a chicken to sell a chicken.It seems to me to be a good business practice.


37 posted on 02/22/2013 5:35:05 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: The_Reader_David

Bwaahhaahaa!


38 posted on 02/22/2013 5:51:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: The_Reader_David

Thank you for pointing out the Faux Outrage.


39 posted on 02/22/2013 5:54:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Shoot! I bet Eskimos eat chicken. LOL

Nonsense....they eat walrus.....but it tastes like chicken!!!

40 posted on 02/22/2013 5:55:41 PM PST by terycarl
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41 posted on 02/22/2013 6:02:30 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: JoeProBono

That's a good price.

Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke.


42 posted on 02/22/2013 6:08:31 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: JoeProBono

I consider a picture of a fresh, moist t*rd offensive.

I consider a picture of the t*rd-in-chief much more offensive.

FUBO.

FUBO.

Shove it BO.

Shove it up your smelly BO.


43 posted on 02/22/2013 6:15:41 PM PST by Da Coyote
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Well, it does have both white meat and dark meat.

I would be offended that the store thought Obama’s picture would help sell a product that’s not toilet paper


44 posted on 02/22/2013 6:20:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JoeProBono

I assume they also scrubbed their watermelon ad that used the same image.

Had a black friend who once confided that he loved both fried chicken and watermelon, but would be damned if he’d eat them in public because of the old stereotype.


45 posted on 02/22/2013 6:36:11 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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46 posted on 02/22/2013 6:37:58 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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"Even if he's not the president, you're going to have an African-American promoting the sale of chicken? They can do better than that," Jason Nunez said.

How dare they. That's almost as bad as using a Mexican to sell tacos or burritos.

What's next? Using Black folk to sell BBQ?

47 posted on 02/22/2013 7:22:05 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: JoeProBono

So, a picture of a guy who is 1/8 black eating chicken is racist? I think that Colonel Sanders is more black than Obozo. Obozo only says he black because it’s to his political advantage. If anyone ever tries to tell you that he would have been elected if he was perceived to be white, you know they are overdosing on the Kool Aid! If it was more advantageous to be white he would be screaming that he is white. He is full of crap!!


48 posted on 02/22/2013 7:27:41 PM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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49 posted on 02/22/2013 7:33:06 PM PST by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: JoeProBono

Why, it’s just like looking at Michael Jordan......if he didn’t know how to shoot a basketball. This guy is a total phony. He was supposed to be a basketball player? Look at where his right hand is.


50 posted on 02/22/2013 7:59:18 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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