A racist anti-Obama bumper sticker that triggered a contentious debate on Facebook has been pulled from the web site of the company that sold and promoted the item, Capitol Hill Blue learned Saturday.
Stumpy’s Stickers, which redirects to another web site, removed the “Don’t Re-Nig” sticker from its web site late Friday and a web site connected with the sticker, Dontre-nig.com, was shut down by its web hosting provider for exceeding its bandwidth.
The sticker shouts “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012” in large letters, followed by “Stop repeat offenders. Don’t reelect Obama” in smaller type in the next line. Obama’s campaign logo also appears with a line drawn through it.
A photo of the bumper sticker on a car appeared on Facebook earlier this week and also sparked a lot of tweets on Twitter. Some posters felt the photo was altered and claimed the bumper sticker didn’t exist.
It was all too real. Stumpys, which features many racist stickers, sold it for $3 before removing the item from its web site. Calls to site owners for comment were not returned.
- Facebook Uproar over Bumper Sticker (juseebuzz.wordpress.com)
- DON’T RE-NIG: Racist Anti-Obama Bumper Sticker Emerges (blippitt.com)
- Racist Bumper Sticker Targets Obama, Shocks Community (fox4kc.com)
- Racist Obama “Don’t Re-Nig” Bumper Sticker Going Viral (alan.com)
- Racist Anti-Obama Bumper Sticker Goes Viral (mediaite.com)