This is technically either old news or old outrage for those whose logic follows this equation:
Black Man + Presidency + Overpriced Liquor – “Barack really doesn’t drink” = THAT’S OFFENSIVE!
In this latest edition of Obama “Hustlenomics 101:” Hennessey thought it would be a cool idea to create a special batch of their infamous alcohol in honor of our first president with an African bloodline. Classy. Nothing says “Historic Presidency” than really gross cognac. Will Crown Royal be making a special First Lady’s edition next?
As if there wouldn’t be enough Ripple and pig knuckle jokes to go around for the next four years.
On the plus side, some proceeds from sale of “44” will go to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. On the negative side, a black man (who is not a rapper) is being used to sell liquor. And that man is not Billy Dee Williams.
Williams at least got a check to cut that tacky commercial.
I realize that Colt 45 is supposed to get it every time, but it’ll get you just as drunk as Hennessey 44 for a fraction of the cost.
Oh, and alcohol abuse has destroyed many lives in the black community. (Oops! Who let Danielle Downer in? Sorry!) But, whatever. What’s five, six or 12 drunk uncles in one Negro family? I know that all my drunk uncles lead productive, full lives before they devastated relatives with their premature deaths. No big. We don’t like living long anyway. Better to make you a liquor-ravaged, haggard young corpse!
Bottoms up! (Source: New York Magazine)