April 9, 2009

Chicago and Tampa-area Walgreens have pulled the limited edition Chia Obama head from their shelves as “objectionable.”

Chia Pets founder, Joseph Pedott, says he won’t stop making them.

“Since when is an Afro racist?” asked Pedott. “Owners can trim Chia Obama’s ‘hair’ to any length they want,” the Chia mogul matter-of-factly explained.

The Obama Chia is sold in two editions: “Happy” and “Determined,” with the campaign slogan “Yes We Can,” and the words “liberty,” “opportunity,” “prosperity” and “hope” on the front, for $19.99 on Chia’s website.

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