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KY Man: My Statue of Obama Eating Watermelon Is Totally Not Racist

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer on December 27, 2012

Danny Hafley is a total jokester. He’s definitely not racist.

obama watermelon casey countyWould a racist erect a statue of President Barack Obama eating a watermelon all the way down by the road in front of his house in Kentucky, in a community where there are no black people?

No, of course not!

So why add the hilarious touch of Obama eating a piece of watermelon? He “might get hungry standing out here,” this classy jokester explained to Lex18.

“The way I look at it, it’s freedom of speech,” said Danny Hafley. “I don’t know how other people will take it.”

Hafley bought the Obama mask on sale after Halloween and put up the display around the time of November’s presidential election.

The mannequin, dressed in a grey suit, clip-on tie and blue-collared shirt, was originally standing in Hafley’s yard but the homeowner decided it would look better near the road.

“That’s my buddy,” Hafley said. “He don’t talk. Don’t make no smart comments. If I had a dollar for everyone who stopped and took a picture of it I’d be a millionaire.”

Hafley is a pretty smart man — he nailed the three best defenses against racism in a single article: that it’s a joke, that it’s freedom of speech, and that everyone loves it so much it cannot possibly be off-color. Perhaps, then, when nobody complains about it except one neighbor, it’s an indictment of the community at large and not a defense. Garbage.

According to Google Images, there are too many not-racist jokesters:

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