Student Forced to Apologize for Emailing Pic of Obama Kicking a Door, Because RACISM

Robby Soave, Daily Caller, February 17, 2014

A student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada was forced to issue a formal apology for emailing a picture of President Obama kicking open a door–all because some students thought the image was somehow racist.

The image was actually an edited .gif, and was shown by Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” last fall. It humorously suggests that the president may be fed up with press conferences. McGill student Brian Farnan, vice president of the university’s student government, sent out an email with the .gif and the harmless caption, “Honestly midterms get out of here,”according to Legal Insurrection.

What happened next is almost unbelievable: Another student issued a formal complaint against Farnan for committing a “micro-aggression.”For those not up-to-date on the PC lexicon, “micro-aggression” is the latest phrase of choice for leftist radicals seeking to blame racism for common annoyances suffered by people of all races. {snip}

The .gif of Obama kicking a door was racist because of the “cultural, historical and living legacy surrounding people of color—particularly young men—being portrayed as violent,” according to the apology letter that Farnan was forced to write.

Technically, Farnan got off easy. Under the McGill student government’s Orwellian “equity policy,” Farnan could have been suspended or even dismissed from his position as vice president in the organization. The decision to force Farnan to apologize was apparently made by an “equity commissioner,” whose will can only be overturned by a two-thirds majority of the student government, according to The McGill Tribune.


“Despite the innocent intentions influencing my decision to use this particular image, I have come to recognize the negative implications of adding the .GIF image within this given context,” he said. “By using this particular image of President Obama, I unknowingly perpetuated this living legacy and subsequently allowed a medium of [Student Society of McGill University] communication to become the site of a microaggression; for this, I am deeply sorry.”



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  • Herman

    We may have 8 years of charges of “racism” against Obama.
    Possibly followed by another 8 years of charges of “sexism” if Hillary becomes President.
    Hillary and Obama are polarizing, dish-it-out kind of people.
    They are fair game (to say the least) for criticism.

    • Shawn_thefemale

      Hillary and BOTH Obamas are polarizing, dish-it-out, in your face people.

  • Accusations of racism is all about playing the man and not the ball.
    For instances a person of color uses this same image to show Hussein breaking down barriers, no news.
    The wrong colored man uses the same image, and here we are.
    Micro-aggression, who micro-thinks this bunk up?

  • I would never have apologized. I was once bullied by university administrators as an undergrad at UCSC, and one of them ended up checking himself into a mental institution.

    • sbuffalonative

      Yes, that’s how you do it. Stealth. Don’t give them their public show trail. Take it private.

  • Garrett Brown

    That gif has been around forever.

    • sbuffalonative

      The gif that keeps on giving.

  • Hoax alert:

    Noose found on the neck of the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss.

    • bigone4u

      There’s a statue of that ****** there? Why?

    • Katherine McChesney

      I went to a private college in Jackson, Miss. with two rich White guys who were expelled from Ole Miss for flicking lit matches on James Meredith.

      • Conrad

        They must have missed the fuse.

    • Pelagian

      The chance that its a hoax and put there by a black or a liberal trying to stir up trouble is at least 25%, am I right amreners? Maybe even higher?

      Can’t believe they don’t have a full time CCTV on that statue. Of course to do so might be considered a micro-aggression “based on the cultural, historical and living legacy portraying black men -particularly young black men – as committing race hoaxes”.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Any and all criticism of any black person is racist in the Liberal mind. Johnny Carson’s head writer recently wrote a piece that appeared on Breitbart where he pointed out the obvious that, other than Leno, all the other late night hosts are reluctant to tell jokes about Obama. Carson’s writer believes it’s because the hosts don’t want to appear racist by telling Obama jokes. The media’s kid-glove approach of dealing with Obama has given him free reign to act in a manner that would have been skewered if he were a white President.

    • shmo123

      I agree with you about the press and Obama, but no white man would’ve ever got elected with the same weak credentials and lack of experience as Obama. For that matter, no white guy would’ve made it to the New Hampshire primary.

  • Truth Teller

    I saw the picture on Leno and I liked it because I despise the press. I thought the picture indicated what most public figures think of he press. I thought good for Obama.

  • ncpride

    “cultural, historical and living legacy surrounding people of color—particularly young men—being portrayed as violent,”

    They are ‘portrayed’ as no such thing. They ARE violent thugs and it’s getting harder by the day to hide that fact. Not in a million years would I have groveled like this fella, nor will I ever.

  • Spartacus

    This isn’t even a serious dictatorship, it’s just an Orwellian caricature begging to be torn down .

    • bigone4u

      I agree with you in principle, but they have guns and show a willingness to use them. As Obama said, “I’m really good at killing people.”

      • DonReynolds

        This is a common trait of “chickenhawks”…..plenty of bloodthirsty talk but never willing to take the oath and serve in the infantry.
        Yes, they have guns. So did the British in 1775.
        I have serious doubts about which side is more willing to use firearms. One side is resisting slavery. The other side wants to enslave others. I bet on those who refuse to submit.

      • Diana Moon Glampers

        And he is willing to go that extra mile and take out the child of his target as well.

  • bigone4u

    The purpose of this kind of junk, which we read about here all the time, is to make us afraid. It has the opposite effect on me. It enrages me and makes me more determined than ever to see that the appropriate parties pay a price for their Cultural Marxist nonsense and their effort to intimidate the white race out of existence.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      And that price should be the one normally reserved for traitors. Let them pay the highest possible price for aiding and abetting the 3rd world colonization of North America and western Europe.

    • LHathaway

      I think you’re pretty much right.

  • MekongDelta69

    What was stated:
    “For those not up-to-date on the PC lexicon, ‘micro-aggression’ is the latest phrase of choice for leftist radicals seeking to blame racism for common annoyances suffered by people of all races.”

    What should have been stated:
    “For those not up-to-date on the PC lexicon, ‘micro-aggression’ is the latest phrase of choice for leftist radicals seeking to blame racism for common annoyances suffered by people of all races, except Whites.”

    I hope I didn’t commit a ‘micro-aggression’ with this post, but if I did, I am “deeply not sorry…

  • Spartacus


  • WR_the_realist

    Leftists do nothing all day except commit micro-aggression attacks against their enemies. That’s how Tim Wise makes his living.

    • Conrad

      The leftist are committing genocide against the entire white race, while whites apologize for micro-aggressions? Something is out of kilter here.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    The US is being transformed into a leftist tyranny because of massive 3rd world immigration and multicultural insanity.

    An ethnically homogeneous white population will ensure the establishment of an economically prosperous, functioning society that respects human rights and liberties; otoh, an increasing population of 3rd world immigrants will gradually turn America into a nightmarish totalitarian dictatorship. This is because 3rd world immigrants are essentially parasites who naturally prefer the big government and high levels of taxation that come with leftist social policies. The racialization of politics, as well as the ethnic balkanization of the country, will require an increasingly larger government to keep the squabbling ethnic and racial groups in line.

    Moreover, the many racial incompatibilities of these 3rd world immigrants with the host society will necessitate the intervention of big government in order to combat racial “discrimination”. This will inevitably lead to more and more restrictions on human rights and liberties.

  • Alexandra1973

    I find it no more offensive than the picture of Bush in China opening the wrong door.

    And they’re both funny!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    That wasn’t Obama kicking open a door, it was Steve Bridges, an Obama impersonator who died in 2012 shortly after parodying Obama:

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Steve Bridges. His passing comes as a shock to all of us. The cause of death is not known at this time, but we will publish more information as it becomes available. Steve brought joy and laughter to millions and was a great inspiration to all who knew him. He will be sadly missed. Our prayers go to his family at this time.


    Steve Bridges as President Obama:


    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Strange, isn’t it, how around Obama, people keep disappearing, committing suicide, jump out of windows, are shot point blank.

      Obama’s dead pool is growing!

      There’s Larry Bland and Nate Spencer, Donald Young, Andrew Breitbart, Steve Bridges, Loretta Fuddy, Lieutenant Quarles Harris Jr., Michael Hastings, Chris Kyle, SEAL Team 6, Ambassador Chris Stevens…for starters.

      He’ll soon catch up with Bill Clinton’s infamous dead pool…

      I’m a conspiracy nut you say?

      I am reminded of the words made famous by Auric Goldfinger:

      “Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.’”

      • A Freespeechzone

        I honestly wouldn’t discount that many others have been threatened by this administration—John Roberts and even Mitt Romney.

        Roberts found a way to make Obamacare Constitutional….by way of considering it a tax…a HUGE stretch in my opinion.

        Romney got passive during the last few debates he had with Obama after badly nailing that lying SOB Obama.

        I wouldn’t put it past the reality that this administration uses fatal threats against those who they see as credible challengers to their diabolic agenda.

  • RHG

    Orwell nightmare come to life, this is why leftwing trash pull this kind of garbage because they are being allowed to get away with it. We can only image what will come out of their sick, depraved minds next, what other phrases will be invented in order to attack and harass people for the simplest, innocuous things? This is all about power and the ability to have people punished simply by labeling something as “racist” and then demanding something be done about it.

    • Conrad

      The S.E.I.U. has a saying that I like – “If you can’t open their minds, open their heads.”

  • willbest

    This makes sense because he was Canadian. In America, the government just has the IRS audit you.

  • Conrad

    Microaggression? What the fork?! The problem is that these snot nosed punks do not know what real aggression is.

  • SaggyGenes

    They had to invent “micro-aggression” because actual racial aggression is almost entirely perpetrated by nonwhites.

  • “Micro-Aggression”?
    By forcing this poor kid to grovel and issue an apology with threats to harm his universty career McGill is guitly of a MACRO-Aggression.
    But this is Canada, the land of kangaroo-court “human rights tribunals”. So what do you expect?

  • dd121

    I would like to perform a “major aggression” on those leftist’s who created the concept of “micro aggression’.

  • Shawn_thefemale

    So at McGill some of the students are allowed to call the shots and determine policy, and the others are lily-livered wusses who shake like the cowardly lion? What a miserable place to be.

  • A Freespeechzone

    It’s only a matter of time before this type of crap is forced on Americans—there are some who want to suspend the First Amendment of Free Speech.

    We can NEVER let that happen in the United States……

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    “Micro-aggression.” That’s a supposed “aggression” so small and insignificant you need a microscope to see it.

    Sounds pretty aptly named to me.

  • LHathaway

    Obama kicking a door was racist because of the “cultural, historical and living legacy surrounding people of color—particularly young men—being portrayed as violent,” according to the apology letter that Farnan was forced to write.

    Too funny. . . .

  • dd121

    When it comes to groveling before liberals, just say no.

  • blight14

    We’ve become spineless……..

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    Radicals are insecure and full of doubt. These hypersensitive liberal radicals are overcompensating due to all their doubt.

  • MooTieFighter

    It’s funny, but black people are not mature enough or confident enough to have one of their own in such powerful positions. It is ALWAYS about race and not what is best for the whole country. These jokes have been around since television, but now they are “racist”. I can’t wait for a white to be back in power simply so we can discuss politics and not race, race, race ,race, race, race.

  • Pelagian

    I think you could have drawn a cartoon of Stalin kicking a door c. 1949 and not be required to write as groveling an apology as this guy did.

  • Max

    Their legacy IS violence. Again, truth is no defense against leftist thought policing.

  • Max

    They keep trying to convince themselves. This is why it is so painful for them.

    • guest

      Which also explains why they’re so miserable. They can’t adapt to how things are in the real world so they choose to retreat in their liberal fantasy world where everything is all sunshine and rainbows and everyone lives harmoniously together, and most of all, where they see themselves and tolerant, open-minded, and enlightened. If they were to snap out of their deluded minds, it won’t make real life any better, but at least they could go through the rest of their lives without feeling imposed into living a lie.

  • Alexandra1973

    Think that’s bad…here’s a site dedicated to Moochelle:


  • John K

    They would have gotten a one-finger salute from me.

  • Lagerstrom

    Someone emails a picture of someone kicking a door. The emailer (let’s call him the ‘non-kicker’) gets charged with the most bizarre of all though crimes, a micro-aggression.
    The ‘non-kicker, has to apologise for emailing a picture of someone committing an aggressive act, yet has done nothing aggressive himself, yet is accused of an aggressive act. The left have gone over the deep end. Their end must be nigh.