NOTE: The two employees dressed as policemen apprehending a straitjacketed Obama are black. The Halloween skit won 3rd place.
Thou shalt not blaspheme Dear Leader. Knee jerk diversity punishment training for all!
(WZTV-Fox 17) –HOPKINSVILLE, KY.–A picture of a Jennie Stuart Medical Center employee wearing a President Barack Obama mask and straitjacket at the hospital’s annual costume party has stirred debate.
Along with the costume (pictured above), a skit called “VIP Special Delivery” was performed, winning the group third place in the costume contest.
As a result, all 750 employees have now been required to take diversity training. The VP of Human Resources at the medical center issued a statement to staff apologizing for anyone who was offended and personally took responsibility since the incident occurred on his watch.
He asked that employees refrain from political, religious, ethic and gender based costumes at other functions.
The oh so offfffended Pastor C.E. Timberlake of the First Street Baptist Church bows at the altar of Obama.
â€œIf you would know who controls you, see who you may not criticize.â€â€• Tacitus
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Edit: Facebookers are giving them hell. Ha!=> http://www.facebook.com/JennieStuartMedicalCenter?filter=2
H/T BigFurHat at iOwnTheWorld
UPDATE: A straitjacketed prisoner in chains is iconic of slavery, who knew! Gee, and all along I thought it depicted Obama being escorted off to an asylum for the criminally insane, which would be the only interpretation if the costumed party goer was wearing a mask of a white president. But what do I know, I am just a typical white girl..
(WKRN) -…Jeff Taylor, a Hopkinsville resident who has worked with many focus groups dealing with race relations for over two decades, said the photo is offensive due to the imagery it invokes.
“I have no problem making fun of a president if you come out in a suit and tie and a mask of a president, but the difference is you have an African-American president in bondage. That’s just, to us, it’s iconic of slavery. It’s demeaning and degrading to us, and it’s certainly disrespectful to the president and his family,” he explained to the newspaper.
Taylor works with the Tennessee Valley Authority on economic development issues in the area.Â His wife is an employee at Jennie Stuart, and he stated she and several of her friends at the hospital were also offended by the skit.
I have had it with all of you whiny, hyper sensitive, seeing racism where it does not exist racist bitches.
A bit of advice; a sense of humor find one, stop thinking like slaves that horrid era is over and for God’s sake take off those abominable race-colored glasses.