Stupid or racist? You be the judge

The whole photo looks off to me, somehow.

So they take a class picture. A couple of kids don’t have permission slips but sit for the photo shoot anyway. Everyone finds out too late and they do the decapitated chicken dance. One of the contraband kids is cut out of the photo. The other is sitting there, square in the middle. I’m guessing he’s black, because the photographer slaps a dumb-looking smiley face over his head.

The picture is now ruined. Is the photographer so stupid he doesn’t realize he’s ruined the picture? Is he protesting black kids’ failure to bring permission slips to school? Or has he just been on the job too long and needs to retire?

I’m voting for stupid–not that those two terms are mutually exclusive. But yeah, it’s offensive. But I have a thing against stupidity. Here’s the thing: How does the photographer think he’s going to get by with it. He should know he’s heading for a redo. Of course, some parents wanted that class picture–that’s a whole ‘nother story.

I think Forrest Gump said it best: Stupid is as stupid does.

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