Obama Waffles Evoke Sterotypes

 - Sep 14, 2008
References: obamawaffles & ap.google
The controversial Obama Waffles are the latest in a line of arguably racist items that poke fun at Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate.

Created as political satire by two writers, Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, Obama Waffles feature a host of negative sterotypes.

This includes having Obama in Arab-like headdress; having him with popping eyes and big, thick lips as the classic pancake-mix icon Aunt Jemima, and finally dressing Obama in stereotypical Mexican dress with a recipe for "Open Border Fiesta Waffles".

Selling for $9.99 a box, the Obama Waffles web site is currently offering a Sarah Palin Special promotion where you get 1 box for free when you buy 2.

Other controversial Obama items that have been featured on Trend Hunter Magazine include the TheSockObama sock monkey, the recent New Yorker cover, and a Japanese commercial that depicts Obama as a monkey.