In the event we haven’t made it abundantly clear, we’re big fans of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama. We get that she’s a socialist (or at least a socialist groupie), but that doesn’t mean she’s not classy.
Plus, she’s hot – something which knows no ideology.
Of course not everybody agrees with us … like former SCGOP activist Rusty DePass, who made international headlines earlier this year when he compared the First Lady to an escaped gorilla at a local zoo.
Recently, a website lent graphic expression to DePass’ vile comment when it Photoshopped a picture to portray Michelle as an ape.
Here’s a link to the controversial image - which somehow made its way to the front page of a “Michelle Obama” Google image search.
Yeah … that’s when all hell broke loose.
For most of the past week, when someone typed “Michelle Obama” in the popular search engine Google, one of the first images that came up was a picture of the American first lady altered to resemble a monkey.
On Wednesday morning, the racially offensive image appeared to have been removed from any Google Image searches for “Michelle Obama.”
Google officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
Google faced a firestorm of criticism over the episode. First, it banned the Web site that posted the photo, saying it could spread a malware virus. Then, when the image appeared on another Web site, Google let the photo stand. When a Google image search brought up the photo, an apologetic Google ad occasionally appeared above it.
Yeah … welcome to the hard part of supporting free speech.
As much as stuff like this makes us want to vomit (just like the vomit porn we told y’all about made us want to vomit), supporting the right of people to make and distribute this filth is an essential part of our democracy.
Unless of course you want the government to start telling you what you can and cannot watch, say or think …