Angered by a “strip club” exercising its right to free speech, and obviously free publicity, the NAACP is protesting the use of the Obama-Joker poster being displayed on a banner outside the strip club in Virginia:
The Virginia NAACP called it an abomination and a sign of disrespect. The owner of a downtown Richmond strip club called it exercising his right to free speech.
About three dozen people attended a lunchtime protest yesterday outside Velvet, where a new banner on one of the exterior walls depicts President Barack Obama as the Joker of “Batman” movie fame.
The banner was unfurled over the weekend by club owner Samuel J.T. Moore III and overlooks a busy intersection outside his business at 15th and East Main streets.
“It is apparent that he and others are comfortable disrespecting the president,” King Salim Khalfani, executive director of the Virginia NAACP, told the crowd. “Why? The answer is simple: because the president has African blood.”
Question to King Salim Khalfani– did you show the same outrage at Vanity Fair when they had the Bush-Joker picture on their cover? Or when anti-war protestors made Bush posters with his image as Hitler? Now who is displaying their racism?