Did you see the newest cover of The New Yorker? It a supposedly satirical drawing of Barack and Michelle Obama, meant to call attention to the awful stereotypes and misconceptions hurled at them by Obama critics and haters.
I just don't know about this, folks. I mean, I get it, okay? I understand satire. I use it as a writing tool often. But this just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Does satire have no boundaries? Where's the line between satirizing stereotypes and misconceptions and perpetuating them? Since The New Yorker can easily catch your eye while walking past a magazine stand, the cover can easily be interpreted out of context, especially on an insidious subconscious level.
I'm not Obama's biggest fan or anything, but really, folks. This is ridiculous.
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