The Twin Cities Pioneer Press apologized for calling President Obama an “assclown” over a selfie-stick parody video. Um, why make the comments only to have come back and apologize?
This morning, the Pioneer Press created some waves by calling President Obama an “assclown.”
The off-color remark came in the context of the PiPress’s “Loop Ten” feature, which is a slideshow that serves as sports producer Kevin Cusick’s “daily countdown of the top newsmakers, groundbreakers and world-class fakers.”
Clocking in at a tie for number three in today’s installment was “selfies.” That entry is accompanied by an image of Obama holding a selfie stick in an apparent effort to take a photo of himself.
That’s all well and good, but where Cusick got himself in trouble was with the text below the image.
“A fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown,” it said.
“A fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown,” it said. Source: MyFoxTwinCities
On Monday, Cusick was backtracking after receiving numerous complaints: “After further review, it’s a poor choice of word,” Cusick explained in an email. “I must have been in an especially foul mood last night. I’ve toned it down a bit.”
Watch President Obama in Buzzfeed parody video: