Posters depicting President Barack Obama as the Joker character from the Batman series Dark Knight with the word “socialism” across it have been appearing in Los Angeles causing some to cry racism and others to call it political commentary fail.
The posters are believed to be part of a campaign by conservatives who do not agree with Obama’s policies, but as yet is unconfirmed. The creator of the poster is also as yet unknown.
Critics have already accused the Joker depiction as being racist because of the similarity to the “blackface” caricature. Rightpundits.com scoffs at these racist claims and makes a rather good point saying, “There’s nothing racist about depicting Obama as a famous movie character. The poster equates him to a famous clown which had large red lips. If you think this is racist, I guess a black man can never dress up as a clown.”
“If I had to design the poster I would’ve turned Obama into Mao or Lenin,” Rightpundits goes on to say.
What does this poster represent to you? Propoganda, racism, or just great pop art.Read More