Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Obama game may be an Equal opportunity Offender...

What seemed to be an outrageous and intolerable game to play, the featured video clip here from the Ed Schultz show may be a little less racist than first thought.

I'm still on the fence over the whole thing, even after reading the following explanation from the games creator:

A boardwalk game in the town where the MTV reality show "Jersey Shore" is filmed features a caricature of President Barack Obama as a moving target along with likenesses of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

People playing the "Walkin Charlie" game in Seaside Heights can win a prize if they knock a plate out of the turntable targets, which include Obama depicted with exaggerated ears and smile.

The creator, Tom Whalen, said he added the caricatures of Obama, the Joker, Michael Jackson Whalen said … "We don't have a bull's-eye on anyone's head or
chest. Each caricature is holding a couple of plates, and the object is to break the plates."

The head of the Obama figure has now been covered up with a paper bag because of all the attention, he said. And his half-brother, who owns the concession, is considering removing it, he said. Whalen said he planned to add Sarah Palin,Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President George W. Bush.

An eastern Pennsylvania company last week pulled a carnival game in which players shot foam darts at an image resembling


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