Whole Foods Apologizes for ‘Racist’ Sign Showing Obama Selling Chicken
After many complaints, a Whole Foods store in New York City took down a sign featuring an artist’s depiction of President Obama selling whole organic chicken.
The drawing appeared on a chalk board placed on the sidewalk outside the store located at Columbus and 97th Streets on the city’s Upper West Side.
Some customers and neighbors complained that using the President’s image to sell chicken was an offensive racial stereotype.
On Thursday, WNBC in New York interviewed a man that lives in the neighborhood of the store. “There are certain things that have been used to put down black people,” Woody Henderson told reporters.
Others interviewed by the TV station said they weren’t offended by the sign at all, but most agreed that the image was clearly that of Mr. Obama.