Plenty are calling for an apology from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel for their mockery of a Romney family photo on Sunday. What’s so funny about a family photo? The adopted grandchild is African-American, see, while everyone else in the photo is white. Now do you get it?
Dean Obeidallah was laughing along with the others on that panel, but he did apologize later — “to the baby for being used as a prop in a photo.”
So the Romneys adopted the child to use as a prop in photos? Really? How deep does this hole go? Please, explain comedy to us.
@tommyxtopher The comedy is the photo – not the concept of adopting a black child. No one mocked the Romney's for adopting.
— Dean Obeidallah (@Deanofcomedy) December 30, 2013
The comedy was in the photo? It certainly wasn’t coming from the panel.
— Rebecca Loy (@MileHighBecky) December 30, 2013