First poor Pluto was booted from planet-dom for what I can only assume was size-ism. Now, it has been discovered that science itself is racist. I wonder if we’ll have to change the phrase “the science is settled” to “the racist science is settled”? Good thing we have the NAACP to keep us abreast of such things, as they did recently with a Hallmark graduation card. Let’s see what the objectionable card says. And by objectionable, I, of course, mean not objectionable in the slightest:
The Hallmark card reads, “Hey world, we are officially putting you on notice,” before playfully touting the ambitious future of the new graduate.
Characters known as “Hoops” and “Yoyo” banter on: “And you black holes, you are so ominous. Watch your back.”
Yet, here is what the NAACP insanely objects to:
But members of the Los Angeles NAACP say the message sounds like “black whore” in the card’s audio recording. That’s how they hear it, and they say it’s racist, KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported.
“That was very demeaning to African-American women when it made reference to African-American women as whores, and at the end it says ‘watch your back,’” said Leon Jenkins of the Los Angeles NAACP.
No, really. They even shamelessly said it on camera! (video after the jump)
Via Hot Air:
May as well have slapped the words “on RACIST notice” on the front of the dastardly card. And featured a picture of a burning cross! You know who I blame? Of course you do. George Bush. Probably global warming, too.
Sheesh, evil Hallmark™, how dare you nefariously make a card celebrating the ‘take on the world” attitude that many graduates have? And try to tie it in to science-y things like the universe and black holes? Oh, the horror. I’m also fairly certain that these Hoops and Yoyo characters are both male, thus, this card is also totally sexist. Hello, misogyny!