*A cartoonist has been accused of racism after he drew Michelle Obama as masculine and butch next to a feminine Melania Trump with the caption, “Make The First Lady Great Again!”
The cartoon shows a muscular, smirking Mrs. Obama wearing a green dress with a bulge in the groin area. Next to her is a feminine, smiling Melania Trump in a pink dress and holding a Trump sign.
The artist Ben Garrison tweeted the picture on Friday with the caption: “#InTrumpsAmerica The #FirstLady will be Great Again! #Trump2016.”
Twitter pounced, with many calling it racist:
— Mahogany (@Mahogany1992) May 17, 2016
— juli (@juliacorrinne) May 17, 2016
Wow! This is why I continue to tell you that racism is institutionalized & will take a couple of more generations… https://t.co/dAvUa8y6uQ
— Larry D Jones (@FromBigRed) May 17, 2016
@GrrrGraphics Just saw your Cartoon with Michelle Obama and Melania Trump…Very RACIST! Just horrible and adheres to so many stereotypes!
— Daniel Burse (@danielburse) May 17, 2016
— Lauren Conners (@LaurenNet) May 17, 2016
Ben Garrison is a joke. https://t.co/CWCkiq8k51
— Julianne (@thejulianneb) May 17, 2016