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Belgian Newspaper Prints Racist Pic

This week, Belgian newspaper De Morgen revealed just how much the world does not respect our president. The paper raised more than a few eyebrows after printing a picture of the president and first lady in half-man/half-ape fashion.

“Surprisingly,” the publication apologized for running the image.

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The picture was part of a satirical piece that joked about President Obama selling weed. The joke was that the photos had been submitted by Russian president Vladimir Putin, along with the following message:

Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia. He sent us this attachment at our request, and chose to send pictures instead of text because he doesn’t have a lot of time.

Not only is the picture racist and offensive, but it’s just plain DUMB.