Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Obama Fried Chicken?

Though this may look like something done in Photoshop to be sent in a never ending email forward...it's not. This is a real product in Germany. "The company says it was unaware of the possible racist overtones of the product."

"...Many sales executives have drawn the same conclusion: What better poster child for hope than US President Barack Obama? There are Obama dolls, Obama T-shirts, Obama soap-on-a-rope. There is even Obama thong underwear on offer.

Not wanting to miss the boat, a German food company has now gotten into the act. Sprehe, a company that has all manner of frozen delicacies on offer, has come up with a new product it calls "Obama Fingers." Far from being real digits, though, the "fingers" in question are "tender, juicy pieces of chicken breast, coated and fried," as the product packaging claims.

Fried chicken, in other words. With a curry dip.

...The idea, she claimed, was to get in on the Obama-mania which is continuing to grip Germany. The word "fingers" in the name refers to the fact that it is a finger food. "It's like hotdogs," Witting said. "No one would ever think they are actually from dogs."

For Americans in Germany, though, there is a risk that the product might be seen as racially insensitive. Fried chicken has long been associated with African-Americans in the US -- naming strips of fried chicken after the first black president could cause some furrowing of brows." (source)

This weekend I noticed that the Obama commemorative plates originally $29.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond are now on clearance for $7.99. Also at Spencer's Gifts the Obama and "Yes we Did" tees had also made their way to the clearance bin. I think the MSM hype led these product makers to forget there was over 58 million people that voted against Barak Obama...

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