Popular ‘Obama as Mao’ shirts pulled from shops for Michelle’s China visit

First lady Michelle Obama visited the Great Wall of China on Sunday, and Chinese authorities had local merchants pull a popular Obama-Mao t-shirt during her time there.

The t-shirt depicts President Barack Obama wearing communist leader Mao Zedong‘s cap.

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According to the Weekly Standard, a pool reporter commented on a tip about merchants at t-shirt stalls being told to “temporarily suspend sales of t-shirts that show President Obama in a Mao hat.”

The pool reporter added:

That tip turned out to be true. Several merchants denied carrying such items, but one merchant quietly took this correspondent to the back of her tent and showed off a whole box of the popular, normally seen t-shirts. As we were negotiating prices – she wanted 360 yuan, or roughly $60, an outrageous starting price – other merchants came by, and in Chinese, told her to be careful. The merchant became visibly rattled and put the t-shirts away.

This 2009 photo depicts a similar t-shirt, according to the Daily Mail:


2009 File Photo Daily Mail – REUTERS/David Gray

Tom Tillison

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143 thoughts on “Popular ‘Obama as Mao’ shirts pulled from shops for Michelle’s China visit

  1. Boagrius says:

    Why should it offend the sasquatch. She knows she married a commie rat bastard.

  2. ONLYJB1 says:

    The T’s weren’t pulled by the Chinese govt. they were forced by the Secret Service Cleaner Service of the United States. They do the same cleaning service of the crowd, here in the states before the king gives any speech or ventures out anywhere in his kingdom!

  3. Bitter Cold says:

    As many have noted, “we tend to stumble upon establishments which are the result of human action but are not the result of human design”.

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