Dec 2, 2010

Chia Obama makes me awkward

So they've come out with Chia pets of U.S. Presidents' heads. Not so strange. But, there is an Obama one that grows a very afro-looking plant on his head. Is this weird to anyone else?

I know of these because I recently saw this strange T.V. commercial:

Did you note that buying this Chia pet will symbolize "liberty, opportunity, prosperity and hope" in your home? I sure did. I don't get it.

Do these symbolize any of that stuff for you?
I can't really put my finger on it, but there's something about an afro-growing Obama head that seems a little behind the times to me. Not like actual, real-life racism, but as a modern woman I'm uncomfortable.

I guess they give everyone a fair shake. Here's afro-ed Abraham Lincoln:

And George Washington, but he got a haircut:

For some reason those two are just funny. The Obama one just seems little too soul-tastic for me. Inappropriate? Any thoughts?


  1. Totally in agreement on the Obama chia pet. Although, it might make a great Christmas gift... Lol!

  2. Holy Hair - this is amazing! Just think of what great gag gifts these would be!!

  3. Obama's looks like an afro.. slightly racist?

  4. Bahahahaha! My old boss is a HUGE Obama lover so I bought this for him for Christmas last year! We both saw it as a joke and a pretty good conversation piece at his Law Office! Haha!

  5. My thoughts: they make the Abe Lincoln and George Washington Chia heads so they can't seem totally racist. This way, it seems they gave the two old white presidents a fair run.

  6. There is no racism here - the white presidents have the exact same hair.

    I think it is an overreaction.


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