As a response to his original White House petition being removed from the government’s Web site, comedian Eugene Mirman has just launched a revised version. Yesterday, Mirman launched a petition requesting that President Barack Obama tell Uganda “to go fuck themselves.” The reason? The president of the African nation signed into law an anti-gay bill that would severely punish its gay citizens.
But because of the petition’s harsh language, it was removed. Today’s petition from Mirman is titled “Tell Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that he is a Ding-Dong-Boob-Poopy and request he kill himself.” The complete petition reads like this:
We are disgusted by Uganda’s backwards, human rights betraying anti-gay law that passed recently. Knowing that it is not appropriate for the President to swear in front of children on television (even HBO), we ask that Barack Obama calls Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni a “ding-dong-boob-poopy” over and over and then sincerely for five to ten minutes, tries to convince him to commit suicide. We’d then like Obama to sternly request that everyone involved with passage of that law puts “their ding-dongs into their own hoo-hoos for up to forty-five minutes.
The petition resides on the We The People: Your Voice in Our Government section of the White House site, wherein anyone could create a petition. The goal is to get at least 100,000 signatures. It that goal is met, White House staff will review it and issue an official response— or so they say. If you’d like to sign the petition, get to it.