If you're not a New Yorker you're totally forgiven for not hearing about this backstory.
The lovely, right-wing centric New York Post published a cartoon on Wednesday which, by many, many interpretations, compared President Obama and his stimulus bill with a crazed chimp The Huffington Post explains:
"The drawing, from famed cartoonist Sean Delonas, is rife with violent imagery and racial undertones. In it, two befuddled-looking police officers holding guns look over the dead and bleeding chimpanzee that attacked a woman in Stamford, Connecticut. 'They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill,' reads the caption."It's blatantly racist and as of yesterday, the Post wrote a conditional, half-hearted apology (as they took the forum to call their critics "opportunists" in the same mea culpa space - bad form) But a protest led by the Reverend Al Sharpton which director Spike Lee attended said the "apology" wasn't enough and he's calling for a boycott of the paper.
"This is not the end. It's not just black folks. It's an insult to everybody." Lee told around 300 demonstrators on Friday, who marched in front of the Post's offices shouting, "Shut it down." The director was also joined by his 11-year-old son.
While we have linked to NYPost gossip in the past, as their entertainment writers generally have a decent track record for real news amidst the BS (Sienna Miller is gone from