Dear Mike Norman of Cobb, GA
You are a gigantic asshole. Why? Because you created a shirt comparing Barack Obama to a monkey. Sure, it's a cartoon monkey, but a monkey nonetheless. What's worse is you won't even admit it's racist, wrong and completely insulting.
"I'm saying out loud what everyone in this town whispers," Norman said.
Norman said those offended are "hunting for a reason to be mad" and insisted he is "not a racist."
Why picture Obama as Curious George? "Look at him . . . the hairline, the ears, he looks just like Curious George," Norman said.
He said it's just a coincidence that the character he chose for the t-shirt is a monkey.
What really irks me is that people from the South are not, in general, racists. But the South has a terrible legacy of racism and morons like Mike Norman not only don't help that rep, they exacerbate it. I'm glad people are protesting this bar, and the ignorant racists who don't think it's somehow wrong to compare a human being with a monkey are either willfully ignoring the evidence or too stupid to be legally allowed to drink, vote and certainly own a gun.
I really hate the South. I like and love a lot of places and people from that area, but really...shit like this has to stop.