Washington DC, 26 March, Aljazeera: A Belgian newspaper
Belgian Newspaper apologises for showing Obama Couple as apes
Photo via Twitter user @chikaunigwe
The images appeared in Flemish newspaper De Morgen’s Saturday edition, in a satire section called “The Obama Herald”. The paper joked that Russian President Vladimir Putin sent in the photos. The controversy comes ahead of an official visit by President Obama to Belgium. He is
The apology from De Morgen’s editors came in an article entitled, “Is De Morgen Racist?”. They
The international outcry began on Saturday after Nigerian writer Chika Unigwe, who lives in Belgium, tweeted the images.However, some Twitter and Reddit users thought the racism charge was overblown, pointing out that the image was supposed to be satirical.