Do You Find This Obama Effigy Racist? The Guy Who Made It Surely Doesn’t
So Danny Haflet of Kentucky thought it would be cute to put a life-size image of President Obama eating a watermelon in front of his house. While you may immediately shout “That’s Racist!”, Haflet would be the first to disagree with you.
“The way I look at it, it’s freedom of speech,” the Casey County resident told Lex 18 News. “I don’t know how other people will take it.”
Well, he’s pissed off at least one of his neighbors who seems to find the effigy disrespectful.
“We don’t have black people in this community, but I’m sure they travel this road like everybody else does,” the anonymous neighbor said. “They could be offended. I don’t agree with it.”
But Hafley doesn’t give a damn what you think.
“That’s my buddy. He don’t talk. Don’t make no smart comments,” he said. “If I had a dollar for everyone who stopped and took a picture of it I’d be a millionaire.”
As for the watermelon, Hafley doesn’t see any racial significance despite the fact that just about everyone in the U.S. would disagree.
“[I thought he] might get hungry standing out here.”