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I’ve never been to Belgium before, but I’ve heard the people there do nothing but eat chocolate, waffles, and french fries while drinking beer.
The above statement may be considered racist, but it pales in comparison to some photos that were recently published by mainstream Belgian newspaper De Morgen, one of which depicted President Barack Obama and his wife as chimpanzees.
The images have been brought to the world’s attention by Chika Unigwe, a Nigerian-born writer who was previously living in Belgium. She posted a series of tweets about the photo, including a link to De Morgen’s apology, which they described as an “attempt at satire.” Obviously Chika didn’t find it funny, and I don’t expect it to go over well with too many people here in the United States of America (Rush Limbaugh will probably be a fan, though).
This will probably become one of those conversation flashpoints on the internet for a few days, so expect to read a lot more about De Morgen‘s racist photo of Barack and Michelle Obama in the coming days.