Obama-Branded Chinese Chicken Joint Angers Al Sharpton

Obama fries are okay, though?
Obama fries are okay, though? Photo: Jenny Miller

Obama-named restaurants are nothing new, but a chicken joint in Beijing dubbed Obama Fried Chicken has come under fire for its seemingly racist logo. The restaurant’s sign features a cartoon version of a grinning Obama head on Colonel Sanders’s body, with the words, “We’re so cool, aren’t we?” written below in Chinese.

No less a racism decrier than the Reverend Al Sharpton has spoken out against the branding: He told the Post, “It’s insulting, offensive and plays to racial stereotypes.” Customers interviewed by the paper at Obama Fried Chicken in Harlem were pissed as well, calling the picture “disrespectful.” No word on how the Beijing chicken actually tastes, but we did recently receive confirmation that that pizza at possible Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s Godfather’s chain is still pretty awful.

Chinese give Barack the bird [NYP]