The Chia Obama Is Offensive. Really?
Walgreens stores in Chicago and Tampa have removed the Chia Obama from their shelves because they’ve deemed it “objectionable.” “Since when is an Afro racist?” asked Joseph Pedott, founder of Joseph Enterprises, which manufactures Chia Pets. “Owners can trim Chia Obama’s ‘hair’ to any length they want,” he added. I personally don’t see what’s so offensive. Joseph Enterprises, which doesn’t have any plans to halt production, is just trying to capitalize on Obama hysteria like so many other entrepreneurs. Seriously, Walgreens? The Chia Obama is basically a Chia Head, so where else did you expect the plant to grow from? His nostrils? Get over it. I plan to buy one just as soon as I decide between the determined pose and the happy pose. [Perez Hilton]