You know I like the New Yorker and will pick it up from time to time, but Lord, what in the world were they thinking? I’m the first to be down with creative license, and I totally understand satire, which is what the artist said he was doing when he created this work to go along with a pro-Obama article that was included in the magazine. He said he was just calling attention to how the media has attached the Obama’s since the primaries. Didn’t the Editor know that the average American would not get that this was satire, especially since it doesn’t even have a heading which would indicate such? I’m thinking they purposely knew how it would be received and used the cover intentionally in hopes of selling more mags. I won’t be buying it.
What’s VERY troubling to me about the picture, in addition to the terrorist and Muslim depictions, is the return of the attitudinal angry Black woman stereotype via Michelle’s tooted up lips, big afro, and AK 47! I’m realizing more and more every day that media is purposely utilizing the negative stereotypes of Black women to hurt Michelle Obama and ultimately Barack. Let’s not forget, in addition to being an angry Black woman, she’s a “baby mama”!