i don't know if it was or wasn't. that's not my point. my point was how black people perceive it, and rightly so. and in answer to your question about how i might know, i have a very mixed family.
you can enjoy what you wish. i'm not politically correct, never have been. and i've been known to snicker now and again, despite myself. but i've never thought comparing blacks to monkeys was cool. that's just me.
The people who jump over such a image automatically as racist needs their heads checked.
I'd also love to know if they would act half as outraged if it was white person being compared to a animal ... I would bet money they would not.