“Re-Nig” Bumper Sticker Site Offline Due to Social Media
Matt | On 20, Mar 2012
If you were anywhere near a computer last Thursday, then you saw the infamous photo of the “Re-Nig” campaign bumper sticker plastered on the back of an SUV.
The sticker, urging people not to re-elect President Obama, said, “Don’t Re-Nig In 2012. Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect Obama in 2012.” It was made by a company called Stumpy Stickers.
Well, the outrage was pretty clear even if just from the looks of my personal Facebook and Twitter pages. Many major news outlets, including The Huffington Post and ABC News, picked up on the story. Social media spread the story far and wide, especially when it was confirmed that the sticker was real.
Thanks to what I feel are strong efforts on the Internet, the website has been taken offline. It had been known for selling other racially and socially-offensive items before. I’m all for freedom of speech, but hate speech is a bit much.
ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW:
What do you think about the outrage last week surrounding the “Re-Nig” bumper sticker? Was it too much or not enough?