Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sign Showing Obama In Diaper Sparks Controversy (Ray Nagin protests)

Sign Showing Obama In Diaper Sparks Controversy (Ray Nagin protests):

NEW ORLEANS -- An Uptown neighborhood was clogged with cars Wednesday morning as 60 people showed up outside a home on Calhoun Street, demanding the removal of a sign of President Barack Obama in a diaper mounted on a fence.

The people gathered outside the home just off St. Charles Avenue said they came to express their frustrations over the "offensive" poster.

In the crowd was former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, and he said he already talked to homeowner Timmy Riley -- but the sign hasn't been removed.

Many residents said the poster is distasteful and disrespectful to the president and to African-Americans.

However, views over the sign were split among neighbors in the Uptown community.

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