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Ich Bin Ein Racist

By Wyatt Earp | September 18, 2011

So get this: a German comedian has been putting up satirical billboards around Berlin. They are meant to be both funny and tasteless – the kind of policy this blog follows.

Of course, German humor is a little, um, “different.”

German comedian Martin Sonneborn is well-known for jokes bordering on the tasteless. But a satirical political billboard of him posing in blackface makeup as US President Barack Obama is sparking outrage.

“Ick bin ein Obama (I am an Obama),” reads the poster at Berlin’s central Ernst Reuter Platz square, in an apparent play on John F. Kennedy’s famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. On the poster, a “black” Sonneborn smiles as he raises his arm in the air.

The billboard is the latest in Sonneborn’s campaign for his satirical political party Die Partei ahead of state elections in Berlin this Sunday. It’s meant to make fun of the entire German political establishment and go up to the edge of propriety – another poster is entitled “MILFS against Merkel” and the campaign has also mocked the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party.

Okay, “MILFS against Merkel” is a riot. They’re probably against her because they’re jealous of her ample cleavage. Now where are my hiking boots?

Topics: Politics | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Ich Bin Ein Racist”

  1. AJ Lynch Says:
    September 18th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Wo Merkel has quite a rack! [the stuff I learn here is truly invaluable!]

  2. Roger Dee Says:
    September 19th, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Quite tasteless…..BwaaaHaaaHaaa!!!

  3. Morgan Says:
    September 19th, 2011 at 7:58 am

    And don’t forget the lederhosen, Wyatt!

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 19th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    AJ – Yes, it is most impressive.

    Roger – Yeah I giggled, too.

    Morgan – Do they come in “husky?”

  5. Skip Says:
    September 19th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    ick bin ein rusty ol’ clingy redneck.
    There..fixed it.