Racist anti-Obama bumper sticker sparks debate, disappears from web site selling it

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.

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2 Responses to "Racist anti-Obama bumper sticker sparks debate, disappears from web site selling it"

  1. Sandy Price  March 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I had no idea just how racist America was (is) until I moved to Arizona. The attitude in that state is so violently anti-immigration and homo-phobic that I felt a certain danger when my pals from California would drive over for a holiday or two. After 10 years in my home in Sun City, I saw a level of ignorance that made me very uncomfortable. Racism is based on ignorance that is passed on through the generations.

  2. Almandine  March 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Get a grip.

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