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TheSockObama Discontinued, Racist

 - Jun 14, 2008
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UPDATE July 16th: After creating a lot of controversy, the Barack Obama Sock Monkey is no longer available. The site notes, “We are very apologetic to all who were upset by our toy idea. We will not be proceeding with the manufacturing of this toy. Thank you.”

Now you can own a Barack Obama sock monkey.... But is it racist?

With Barack Obama recently becoming the chosen democrat candidate and a favorite in the election, we can expect more novelty Obama toys and unique promotional items. The latest is TheSockObama, a sock monkey kitted doll that is born and raised in the United States of America.

According to the makers, “He proudly stands 16” tall and displays his run for Presidential Candidate on his lapel. Staying true to his root, he is hand stuffed with just enough filling to give him a firm, but huggable feel. The removable suit jacket offers two looks for this future President - All Business or Hands On.”

You can get your own monkey TheSockObama for $29.99 to “Prop him up, pose him, squeeze him. Take him with you everywhere you go.”

However, critics note that making Obama into a Sock Monkey is racist.