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Old 02-23-2009, 03:48 AM
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So if Spike Lee is boycotting the NY Post, maybe that means the NY Post will boycott advertising Spike Lee's movies. Oh, wait, it's not going to make a difference for either one of their incomes.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:49 AM
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I totally disagree. What makes you say that? Because it has a monkey in it? I understand that a monkey is used as a racial slur but it is also used to say that someone is not very bright ( "they could train a monkey to do this job"). Since Obama did not write the bill and the bill is generally viewed as a bad thing in our country it is obvious to me that the implication was a monkey could have written it. As far as Spike Lee goes I don't really care what he does. I am more concerned that there is a significant uproar over something like this.
The "they could train a monkey to do this job" interpretation is yours, but it's obviously not an interpretation that's shared by others.

It's my opinion, that regardless of the intent of the artist, whether your interpretation was the intent of the comic, the artist should have had some foresight, and thought how this was going to be interpretated.

Just my two lincolns.

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Old 02-23-2009, 04:26 AM
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The "they could train a monkey to do this job" interpretation is yours, but it's obviously not an interpretation that's shared by others.

It's my opinion, that regardless of the intent of the artist, whether your interpretation was the intent of the comic, the artist should have had some foresight, and thought how this was going to be interpretated.

Just my two lincolns.

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You're right it's my interpretation and if the Artist honestly meant it the way you think or even if he thought it could be taken that way he is an idiot.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:29 AM
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i was told a monkey could do my job when i was in the Navy....oh wait, i'm white.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:31 AM
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The "they could train a monkey to do this job" interpretation is yours, but it's obviously not an interpretation that's shared by others.

It's my opinion, that regardless of the intent of the artist, whether your interpretation was the intent of the comic, the artist should have had some foresight, and thought how this was going to be interpretated.

Just my two lincolns.

Later.
I completley agree. I had the "monkey job" interpretatoin the first time I read it, but I agree it was a poor decision on his part, regardless of how he meant it. I also blame the editor(s). How'd they let that slide?
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:37 AM
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i disliked spike lee ever since he insulted and talked sh*t about clint eastwood for not putting black soldiers in flags of our fathers. the fact is, there were no black soldiers in the company that planted the flag.

spike lee is a racist.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:48 AM
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spike lee is a racist.
yes he is
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:37 PM
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What irritates me is these people that come out and with their emotive lines about being offended like its the worst thing that could of happened.

Sure it was bad that you got called a monkey at school but i call bollocks that they seriously read that cartoon and felt so deeply and emotionally hurt from it.

Offensive perhaps but people ham this up so much.
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The whole idea that this cartoon was evenlinked to the President is complete hogwash.
If anyone should be offended it's the woman who got her hands and face ripped off by a rampaging ape, a few days before the cartoon was put in. Or the owner of the ape that got shot to death that she felt was like a member of the family. What if the cartoon depicted the kid that shot his pregnant stepmother in the head and killed her behind bars with the same caption.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:08 PM
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What if the cartoon depicted the kid that shot his pregnant stepmother in the head and killed her behind bars with the same caption.
Then Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, and the rest of the black community wouldn't have even noticed and we wouldn't even be having a discussion right now. Double-standard much?!
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