BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Branch of the NAACP says the Boston Herald has agreed to meet members of the community outraged by its editorial cartoon meant to satirize the Secret Service after an intruder made it deep into the White House.
The cartoon has been criticized as racist. It shows a man taking a bath watching President Obama brush his teeth. The man says “Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?” The caption reads: “White House invader got farther than originally thought.”READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Suspect Smashing Into, Running From Franklin Jewelry Store During Robbery
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said Friday that the newspaper’s subsequent apology is “an inadequate response.”
The NAACP says a senior Boston Herald executive said the newspaper will participate in a meeting to discuss the incident and what can be done to prevent racially-offensive reporting.READ MORE: Barack Obama's 60th Birthday Party On Martha's Vineyard This Weekend To Have COVID Safety Coordinator
A newspaper spokeswoman didn’t respond to email seeking comment.
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