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German zoo renames baboon called Obama after racist claims

 
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German zoo renames baboon called Obama after racist claims
London, July 11 - ANI: A zoo in Germany has reportedly renamed a baby baboon from Obama to Okeke, after being accused of racism.

The Dresden Zoo was said to have named the baby mandrill after the US President, while being caught up in Obama-mania.

According to a report in The Local, a black advocacy group slammed the move, accusing the zoo of racial insensitivity, and demanded that the animal be renamed, reports The Telegraph.

Manuela Collmar, keeper at the zoo's Afrika Haus, said that names of all newborn were marked with the same letter each year, and the mandrills case was no exception.

She defended the name saying that Obama was "meant to be positive and an honour in light of his visit to Dresden in June."

Director Karl-Heinz Ukena also denied racist claims, and apologised for any harm caused.

The primate will now be called Okeke, which Ukena says means "he who was born on market day". - ANI

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Re: German zoo renames baboon called Obama after racist claims
laugh
IN DEBT WE TRUST
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Re: German zoo renames baboon called Obama after racist claims
Ok...
Anybody who makes a racist connection on things like this is a fucking racist!

"Oh but y'know... the whole black people and monkeys thing."

Nobody EVEN thought about that until some PC thug decided to scream "THAT'S RACIST!!"

Dumb, dumb fucking species.
Bring on 2012 I say!
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Re: German zoo renames baboon called Obama after racist claims
London, July 11 - ANI: A zoo in Germany has reportedly renamed a baby baboon from Obama to Okeke, after being accused of racism.

The Dresden Zoo was said to have named the baby mandrill after the US President, while being caught up in Obama-mania.

According to a report in The Local, a black advocacy group slammed the move, accusing the zoo of racial insensitivity, and demanded that the animal be renamed, reports The Telegraph.

Manuela Collmar, keeper at the zoo's Afrika Haus, said that names of all newborn were marked with the same letter each year, and the mandrills case was no exception.

She defended the name saying that Obama was "meant to be positive and an honour in light of his visit to Dresden in June."

Director Karl-Heinz Ukena also denied racist claims, and apologised for any harm caused.

The primate will now be called Okeke, which Ukena says means "he who was born on market day". - ANI

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These germans!!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
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Re: German zoo renames baboon called Obama after racist claims
Is it also racist to name an albino monkey Mueller or Smith or Baker?
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Baboon Obama... LOL
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Re: German zoo renames baboon called Obama after racist claims
Anyone heard of polar bear Knut in the Berlin Zoo? Yes, he was white of course, and yes, 'Knut' was and is a typical northern name. Who yelled it was racist to name him so?
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If it was called Johnny or Jimmy it wouldn't be waaacissss.
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Re: German zoo renames baboon called Obama after racist claims
London, July 11 - ANI: A zoo in Germany has reportedly renamed a baby baboon from Obama to Okeke, after being accused of racism.

The Dresden Zoo was said to have named the baby mandrill after the US President, while being caught up in Obama-mania.

According to a report in The Local, a black advocacy group slammed the move, accusing the zoo of racial insensitivity, and demanded that the animal be renamed, reports The Telegraph.

Manuela Collmar, keeper at the zoo's Afrika Haus, said that names of all newborn were marked with the same letter each year, and the mandrills case was no exception.

She defended the name saying that Obama was "meant to be positive and an honour in light of his visit to Dresden in June."

Director Karl-Heinz Ukena also denied racist claims, and apologised for any harm caused.

The primate will now be called Okeke, which Ukena says means "he who was born on market day". - ANI

[link to www.littleabout.com]
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cruise

That zoo is Obozo's birth place. His TRUE home.
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01/17/2013 08:11 PM
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Political correctness is taking over. 1984 anyone?
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11/28/2013 07:33 PM
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low IQ from africa
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Re: German zoo renames baboon called Obama after racist claims
Anyone heard of polar bear Knut in the Berlin Zoo? Yes, he was white of course, and yes, 'Knut' was and is a typical northern name. Who yelled it was racist to name him so?
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white people have no problem identifying with a cute cuddly bear, what's wrong with identifying with a monkey? MOnkey are funny and smart and cute, they are the smartest animals.
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11/28/2013 09:27 PM
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Re: German zoo renames baboon called Obama after racist claims
Did the Baboons complain, I am sure they did. Really, what self respecting Baboon would want their child named after a Pavement Ape.
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Animal cruelty

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