Belgian newspaper apologizes for publishing image of Obamas as apes

The image was part of a satirical section of the newspaper De Morgen, and was presented as having been submitted by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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so photo of the Obama’s as chimps in De Morgen of today is the paper’s attempt at satire. I forgot to laugh #racist

— chika unigwe (@chikaunigwe) March 22, 2014

Obama’s visit to Europe is focused on tightening sanctions on Russia after the country moved to annex Crimea. De Morgen published an apology for the article Monday calling the photos a “tasteless joke.”

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