My 2 Cents: Racist Message Behind 2012 Olympic Logo?


Monday, February 28th 2011, 11:07 pm
By: News 9


Kelly Ogle, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Do you remember staring at one of those holographic posters and people around you urging you to just let your eyes go out of focus until suddenly the space shuttle would pop out of the image?

Most of us do and I guess that's what happened in Iran recently because that's the only way to explain it.

The head of Iran's Olympic Committee is threatening that his country might boycott the 2012 games in London because the logo is clearly racist.

I want to give you a few moments to look at it and see if you can make out the racism.... remember it's Olympic logo for next year... OK times up.

The logo says 2012... see it? Do you think it's racist looking?

The head of the Iranian Olympic Committee doesn't see 2012. He sees the word Zion and he's furious about it.

I don't know about you, but I think he failed the ink blot test.

Zion of course widely accepted to be Jerusalem, and Iran's President has promised to blow Israel out of existence.

So now Iran is urging other Muslim states to oppose the "racist" Olympic logo.

It's just more weirdness from Tehran.

To be honest, I think they're just worried that Charlie Sheen's stealing all the headlines.

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