Friday, February 20, 2009

On Presidents and Monkeys

Saw this AP article on how some people were up in arms about the racial connotations behind depicting the President of the United States as a chimpanzee being shot.

Of course it's only racist because the current President is black. Depicting the former President as a monkey was a favorite pasttime for Steve Bell, political cartoonist for the UK's Guardian, who may be the most famous person named Steve Bell, at least until my grand plans for world domination come to fruition. An example of his work is shown above.


Jacob said...

I always referred to him as "the other Steve Bell."

Steve said...

Thanks, Jacob #1!