First Lady Disrespected in Racist Cartoon
A cartoonist who drew an image of First Lady Michelle Obama as manly next to a very womanly Melania Trump has been accused of racism, the Daily Mail reports.
The cartoon shows a muscular Obama wearing a green dress with a bulge in the groin area. Standing next to her is a smiling Melania Trump.
The artist, Ben Garrison, tweeted the picture on Friday with the caption: “#InTrumpsAmerica The #FirstLady will be Great Again! #Trump2016.”
Trump, who is the wife of potential 2016 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, is holding a “Trump” sign. The image also contains the words, “Make the First Lady Great Again!”
Several people took to the First Lady’s defense via Twitter in reaction to the image.
WOW you can’t tell me that Trump or any of his supporters arnt racist pic.twitter.com/VX6i8J8IrI
— Femi H (@oluwa_ada) May 14, 2016
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) May 15, 2016
Garrison later bragged about new Twitter followers as a result of the cartoon and referred to those in opposition of it “cry babies.”
Garrison, who is known for his controversial political cartoons, appears to be a supporter of Trump.
How “classy.” SMH.