The NAACP says a large poster hanging outside the Club Velvet bar in Richmond, VA, depicting President Barack Obama in makeup similar to the “Joker” from Batman movies, has gone too far and is racist. The bar’s owner, Sam Moore, said it is simply an expression of free speech and he is protesting “big government.” The NAACP is encouraging people in Richmond to boycott the bar. This is just downright ridiculous. Wasn’t President George W. Bush also portrayed as the Joker?
“It’s racist,” said King Salim Khalfani, president of the NAACP Richmond chapter in an interview with Eyewitness News 9. “The President can’t say it but we can and we’ve had enough.” Sorry, but I could think of at least 10 projects and causes the NAACP could champion instead of screaming racism over really inane things.