A poster calling for an anti-gay rights demonstration in Paris has been attacked as being racist after going viral overnight in the French ‘Twittersphere’.
The poster, designed by an anti-same sex marriage activist, depicts France’s Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira, who is black, as a raging gorilla/King Kong, overwhelmed by a flow of demonstrators from the “Manif Pour Tous,” the main anti-same sex organization. The slogan is a play on words: “manif monstre” can mean ‘giant demo.’
The picture, posted on Monday night, was retweeted and commented massively by anti-gay rights activists and by both outraged anti- and pro-same sex marriage activists.
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I like how this poster is described as having been ‘designed’ http://t.co/OFVo9rlSok