There have been protests over the sale of T-Shirts depicting Barack Obama as a monkey. It is of course a race issue. While the maker of the t-shirt claims they were not meant to be offensive and I kind of believe him (as the shirts were pro-Obama), some people were offended. I think that the protesters feel that this t-shirt, by depicting Obama as a monkey, is depicting all black people as monkeys, or something to that effect. That is BS though. It was just depicting Obama as a monkey. When Bush was depicted as a monkey I don’t remember demonstrations on the street.
I think the real issue here is that the monkey bears a striking resemblance to Curious George and so does the publishing company that owns the Curious George brand. I think the bar owner may be regretting his decision to sell t-shirts now. On the other hand, they say there is no such thing as bad publicity.