For those who are out of the loop on political birthdays, our president, Barack Obama, celebrated his last Monday. Officially, the man who wants to push “change” turned fifty-three. We here at The Inquisitr reported what Obama did on his birthday, which is play golf. This is the exact same thing he did for his birthday two years ago too. Unfortunately for him, not everyone is celebrating his birthday with cake and party favors.
Reports are coming in that the Russians are wishing Barack Obama a “happy birthday” too, but not in a nice way. As a matter of fact, they were very insulting.
According to an article by the Huffington Post, protesters used lasers to beam a crude, racist image of our president onto the U.S. Embassy in Moscow The image showed Obama in a birthday hat with a banana going in and out of his mouth. Afterwards, the words “Obama” followed by “Happy Birthday” in English followed. This is considered to be extremely racist in American culture in which the Russians are comparing Obama to a primate. For those who still don’t understand, this will be something where it will be up to you to figure it out.
In another article by The Blaze, the Moscow Student Initiative took responsibility for the stunt as confirmed on the popular Russian network, VK. Also, this isn’t the first time Barack Obama was attacked racially. As a matter of fact, racially-charged messages aiming at him have been cropping up at an exponentially alarming rate across Russia. It is almost a regularity over there.
Across from the US embassy in Moscow today, Russians hung this racist banner addressing Obama on his 53rd birthday. pic.twitter.com/wqhX9ILE8W
— Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) August 4, 2014
The banner above was also on display during Obama’s birthday in which he is referenced to the “Three Wise Monkeys”, in which one sees no evil, the other hears no evil, and the last speaks no evil. About two months ago, a series of racial posters were on display in Perm, and back in February, Irina Rodnina, the former figure skater who helped light the Olympic flame in Sochi, tweeted a racist image of the Obamas starring longingly at a banana.
Now that you’ve read about the racial displays about our president in Russia, we want to know what you think about it. Do you think the Russians attacking Barack Obama in the way they are – being racially – is uncalled for, or do are they allowed to express their distaste in that vulgar way since they are showing how they feel about foreign politicians outside of their country? Let us know in the comments below.