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Via Little Green Footballs: The White House created the hashtag #askFLOTUS for citizens to tweet their concerns about childhood obesity to the First Lady. Predictably, the hashtag was quickly hijiacked by bigots.

Among these was Northern Ohio farmer John Cossel, who compared the First Lady to "Aunt Jemima" in the following racist tweet:

"why do u look like aunt jemima walking up the steps next to 2white women? Aren’t u the health nut?" (7:37 AM - Mar 11, 2013)

John Cossel is the owner of Cossel Farms in North Royalton, Ohio. In addition to the racist gem copied above, his Twitter account is full of the usual ranting right-wing teabaggery characteristic of his ugly ilk.

Contact information for Cossel Farms is as follows:

15981 York Road  (N.E. corner of York & Bennett Rds.)
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: (440) 237-8565

Cossel Farms sells its produce throughout the Cleveland area, including at local farmers' markets in North Royalton, Parma, Hinckley, Brunswick, and Strongsville. Please avoid buying from this bigot. Please feel free also to address comments to Mr. Cossel via his contact information above.

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