Russians Project Racist Image Of Obama On US Embassy For His Birthday
President Barack Obama was the recipient of an especially offensive laser-projected birthday wish on the U.S. embassy in Moscow Monday.
The laser animation depicted the president in a birthday hat eating a banana, with the message “Obama happy birthday” in English. The president turned 53-years old on the same day.
In a post on VK, Russia’s Facebook equivalent, the Moscow Student Initiative claimed responsibility for the prank, but the students weren’t the only Russians to send the president a “special” birthday greeting, according to The Huffington Post.
Across from the US embassy in Moscow today, Russians hung this racist banner addressing Obama on his 53rd birthday. pic.twitter.com/wqhX9ILE8W
— Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) August 4, 2014
The banner reportedly shows Obama as “Three Wise Monkeys,” saying see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.