Crisis Communications 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. By Matt WilsonMarch 26, 2014 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content 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 pic.twitter.com/jc7cW7cbgD — chika unigwe (@chikaunigwe) March 22, 2014 De Morgen published an apology for the article Monday calling the photos a “tasteless joke.” To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.