Israeli Spokesman in Black Face ‘Obama Style’
Nov 26, 2012 10:33am
Israeli Spokesman in Black Face ‘Obama Style’Lieutenant Sacha Dratwa/Facebook
CAIRO – One of the Israeli military’s most visible spokesmen is under fire for a photo he posted on his Facebook page captioned ‘Obama style’ in which his face is smeared with mud.
Sacha Dratwa posted the photo in late September, but since the furor he has restricted access to his account. A screengrab of the original post circulating online showed that it drew mixed reactions, with one commenter saying, ‘You know this is racist, yeah?’
In the photo, Dratwa appears to be smeared in mud from the Dead Sea, a popular activity for many visiting and living in Israel. Dratwa responded to a user on Twitter accusing him of racism saying, ‘I’m not a racist, please stop [spreading] lies about me.’ He also posted a response on Facebook saying the firestorm around the photo misrepresents his opinions and is a ‘cynical use of the information’ on his profile.
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