|Published:||Mar 19, 2012 11:16 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 19, 2012 11:19 PM EDT|
Is this bumper sticker racist?
The sticker buzzing around the Internet reads, “Don’t Re-Nig 2012” and has the international symbol for "no" over the trademark image for President Obama's campaign.
Paula Smith says no. She's the owner of Stickatude.com, one of the companies that was selling the controversial-yet-top-selling, bumper sticker for $3 each.
In an interview with Forbes, Smith explained that the "N" word is not associated with race. When she was asked about the "N" word, for which contributor Roger Friedman said "nig" is the shortened version of, Smith had this to say:
“According to the dictionary [the 'N' word] does not mean black. It means a low down, lazy, sorry, low down person. That’s what the 'N' word means.”
The word "renege," on the other hand, means to deny or renounce, according to Merriam-Webster.
Click here to read more about the interview between Paula Smith and Friedman.
The sticker has since been taken off of Paula Smith's website.