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Obama Blackface Billboard In Germany

Great idea. Wonderful. Who could possibly be offended by this? German comedian Martin Sonneborn posted this as part of his satirical political campaign, saying he wanted to parody the hype surrounding President Obama. He claims he had no idea this would be offensive to Americans (not to mention rational human being the world over). How do you say in German? Ah, yes...das racist.

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