Creators of TheSockObama™: Of Course We Aren't Racist!

You knew this was coming, didn't you? Yes, the makers of TheSockObama™, called on making a racist doll, have boldly declared that, why, there's no possible way they meant that as racist, and how could you think such a thing?
We at TheSockObama Co. are saddened that some individuals have chosen to misinterpret our plush toy. It is not, nor has it ever been our objective to hurt, dismay or anger anyone. We guess there is an element of naviete on our part, in that we don't think in terms of myths, fables, fairy tales and folklore. We simply made a casual and affectionate observation one night, and a charming association between a candidate and a toy we had when we were little.
What do you think that "charming observation" was? My money's on, "Boy, that Negro sure looks like a monkey, doesn't he? Of course, don't they all? Not that we're thinking in terms of fairy tales or folklore, of course; no, he's totally simian, because he's black."
We wonder now if this might be a great opportunity to take this moment to really try and transcend still existing racial biases. We think that if we can do this together, maybe it will behoove us a nation and maybe we'll even begin to truly communicate with one another more tenderly, more real even.
You have got to be kidding me.

You're the assholes who made a monkey doll to represent the first major-party African-American nominee, and you have the unmitigated gall to suggest that "we" need to transcend our still-existing racial biases? No, you need to transcend these biases. Out here in the real world, we know enough not to make a sock-puppet monkey doll of Obama. We recognize that it's racist. You need to learn to not engage in bias.

Seriously, if your intention wasn't to offend, rather than try to explain away your offense you'd just say, "We didn't realize, we're very sorry," and pull the doll. That you're not doing that tells me all I need to know about how seriously you take these charges, and how much you care about racial sensitivity.

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