Ad Reveals Obama As Arab Sheikh





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As part of a trio of print ads for Nigerian bleach company Hypo, Obama has taken the form of a Middle Eastern man dressed in a traditional Arabian robe and headdress. With an upturned nose and a wide smile, the two-dimensional figure is pictured marching proudly across the page.

Ostensibly, his bright, white garments were laundered with the advertised product. The only text in the ad is, as translated into English, “Damn good whites.”

Beyond that tagline, the consumer is left to wonder exactly what message the advertising professionals behind the ad hoped to convey. Noah’s Ark, the advertising agency behind the campaign, was not immediately available to comment.

Considering both the agency and advertised company are based in Nigeria, it could suggest this is how people in the region view Obama. After all, his frequent odes to the Middle East and poetic praise for Islam have convinced plenty of Americans that his alliance lies elsewhere.

His initial support of the Muslim Brotherhood during the Egyptian uprising gained him credibility among protesters in the region. He has arguably lost some of that influence through a series of bumbling missteps since; however, his own autobiography offers numerous ties to the culture.

In fact, photographs exist of a younger Barack Obama dressed very similarly to the animated version portrayed in this advertisement.

On the other hand, the purpose behind this campaign could be as simple as the driving force of all advertising efforts: attention. The Obama ad is one of three similar pieces, each featuring a famous figure in unusual garments.

In the two other ads, anti-apartheid hero Bishop Desmond Tutu is wearing a white robe while clutching what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan hood, while lesbian entertainer Ellen DeGeneres is pictured in a wedding dress.

No matter the motives – political or otherwise – behind this campaign, it has succeeded in sparking conversations half a world away. Even advertisers sinking millions into next year’s Super Bowl won’t be able to make that claim.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Comments

  1. Dr. D. D. Hook says:

    I have no doubt that Obama/Soetoro would shoot anybody and everybody opposing him, or at least order that the deed be carried out. The man will soon reveal himself to be ruthless.

  2. Nauseating

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    Obugme is wearing his traditional garb in which he looks more comfortable in. This is something Valerie "Muslim" Jarrett bought him for Ramadan. It's better then the one of him in a diaper and his head bandaged.All he needs is a flying carpet.

  4. Unbelievable how this imposter is still occupying the White House as the "president" of the United States of America!…Unbelievable how the PEOPLE of USA haven't yet got rid of such a scumbag!…

    • smrstrauss says:

      Since Obama was indeed born in Hawaii, as his birth certificate and the confirmation of the officials of both parties in Hawaii (and the Index Data and the birth notices sent to the papers by the DOH of Hawaii in 1861) all show, is a Natural Born Citizen of the USA. Hence he is not an "imposter."

      • It is all Bush Fault says:

        Hey dumbo
        even if obingo bango was born in Hawaii, why should the American people support this man? Why? he is a failure at everything he does. The man is a joke, do you know that the world and the country is laughing at this guy. All he knows how to do is campaign, well the campaign is over, he is clueless he has no idea how to run a Country.

        • smrstrauss says:

          Re: "even if obingo bango was born in Hawaii, why should the American people support this man? "

          It is a FACT that Obama was born in Hawaii. As to supporting him, you don't have to, nor do other people. His performance in office is entirely different from the fact that he was born in Hawaii.

  5. I'm surprised that Obama has NOT BEEN IMPEACHED yet. I hear rumors to impeach him but see nothing happen even though he has given reasons for impeachment. He is not even a citizen of the United States and has told numerous lies. I do not approve of the Obama Care. We need to take our Great Country back and GOD BESS AMERICA

    • smrstrauss says:

      Obama, having been born in Hawaii as his birth certificate and the confirmation of the officials of both parties in Hawaii (and the Index Data and the birth notices sent to the papers by the DOH of Hawaii in 1861) is a Natural Born Citizen of the USA.

      • smrstrauss says:

        That should read: Obama, having been born in Hawaii as his birth certificate and the confirmation of the officials of both parties in Hawaii (and the Index Data and the birth notices sent to the papers by the DOH of Hawaii in 1861) all show, is a Natural Born Citizen of the USA.

        • It is all Bush Fault says:

          you are so dumb to believe Obama was born in Hawaii, I like to sell you a bridge, you are so dumb that you would buy it

          • smrstrauss says:

            You are so dumb to believe the claims of birther sites that Obama was born somewhere else than in Hawaii. If you think that you are rational and that you have the facts to show it, then you could answer this question.

            For Obama to have been born in a foreign country:

            (1) Obama’s relatives would have had to have been rich enough (and they weren’t. In 1961 Obama’s grandfather was a furniture salesman, and his grandmother was a low-level employee in a bank [she did not become a vice president until 1971], and his father went from Kenya to Hawaii on a free flight) and dumb enough to send their daughter at high risk of stillbirth to a foreign country to give birth—-—despite there being fine hospitals in Hawaii;

            (2) Obama’s mother would have had to have traveled overseas ALONE (since WND has proven with a FOI Act request that Obama senior stayed in Hawaii throughout 1961) and somehow got Obama back to the USA without getting him entered on her US passport or getting a visa for him (which would have had to have been applied for in a US consulate in that country and the records would still exist);

            (3) got the officials in Hawaii to record his birth in Hawaii despite (as birthers claim) his being born in another country and somehow got the teacher who wrote home to her father, named Stanley, about the birth in Hawaii of a child to a woman named Stanley to lie (and since the woman’s father’s name really was Stanley, she would have had to have found one of the very few women with fathers of that name to do it).

            If you sincerely believe that Obama could have been born in a foreign country, then you could answer all three points. For Obama to have been born in a foreign country, all three would have had to have happened.

            So, the question is, what are the chances that all three happened?

            Oh, and BTW, birther sites have not even shown that Obama's mother had a passport in 1961—-and very very few 18-year-olds did have passports in that year. And birther sites have not told you that EXTREMELY few women traveled abroad during the last few months of pregnancy in 1961 due to the high risk of stillbirths. And yet birther sites have gotten a few GULLIBLE people to think that Obama's mother was among the very very few 18-year-olds to have a passport, and among the EXTREMELY few women who traveled abroad late in pregnancy, and that Obama's birth certificate is forged and the officials who stated that they sent it to him and that all the facts on it are accurate are lying.

            Want to buy a bridge?

          • It is all Bush Fault says:

            Just for the record I did not bother to read your gibberish, it was a wasted effort and time.
            You are the one buying all the lies this Kenyan sold you, how dumb can you really be?

            You should try to get your head out of your Koolito and get some fresh air and perhaps your dead brain can revive from all the stink it smells

          • smrstrauss says:

            Rational people will notice that It is all Bush Fault did not discuss the facts and has a potty mouth.

        • It is all Bush Fault says:

          Smrstrauss,
          when did you read this garbage? when you were sitting on your toilet bowl taking a crap

          • smrstrauss says:

            Rational people will notice that the above comment does not discuss the facts and that It is all Bush Fault has a potty mouth.

  6. If the shoe fits!

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