The head of an eastern Pennsylvania amusement company has removed a game in which players shot foam darts at an image resembling President Obama.
Irvin Good Jr. pulled the target-shooting game after receiving a complaint from a Massachusetts woman attending a fair in Roseto, about 65 miles north of Philadelphia. Good said Wednesday his company, Hellertown-based Goodtime Amusements, won’t offer the game again.
“It was just a big, big mistake in judgment, and I feel sorry about it,” he told The Associated Press. “I can’t take it back, but I can try to make it better.”
The game, dubbed “Alien Attack,” featured a large painted image of a black man wearing a belt buckle with the presidential seal and holding a scroll labeled “Health Bill.” Players could win prizes such as stuffed animals by hitting targets on the image’s head and heart.
The game was featured in late July at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Big Time Celebration, an annual fair that raises money for the Roman Catholic parish in Roseto.
Meanwhile, a similar carnival game was still available at press time on the Jersey Shore.
In this game, captured in the video below by Chris Barrett, the faux-Obama is flanked on either side by what looks to be Osama bin Laden and a generic player from the hated Boston Red Sox. A Michael Jackson likeness was also a target.