Try to at least blend it or something. Disgusting.
Marilyn Davenport, an Orange County Republican Party official, thought it would be a good idea to send a funny email to several of her friends. The email featured a picture of three monkeys posed as if to take a family picture. President Obama’s face is superimposed on the smallest monkey’s face, leading many to call the email racist, or at the very least the most ill-advised political email sent since President Clinton clicked send on the “Re:Cigar afficianado” email. President Obama has finally had enough and released a statement saying that the poor picture quality is deeply offensive.
“C’mon man, take some classes or something,” Obama said. “Photoshop for Dummies is about twenty bucks.”
Some have leapt to Davenport’s defense, pointing out that President George W. Bush was frequently compared to a monkey, which is equally offensive because of the long history of white people being dehumanized by being compared to primates.
Davenport’s email continues a series of poor quality images designed to draw their humor from racist stereotypes.
Photoshop expert Ben Dickson shakes his head while examining the latest image manipulation involving Obama.
“I don’t know why this person even invested in Photoshop,” said Dickson. “Work of this quality could have been done in MS Paint for free. The person who made this doesn’t even know what the blur tool is. Disgusting.”