Fans of Mayor Nagin’s now-infamous "Chocolate City" speech given on MLK Day can wear a commemorative t-shirt of the historic event.
The t-shirt mockingly displays an actor in heavy makeup dressed up as "Willy Nagin and the Chocolate Factory," an obvious take-off from popular children’s movie, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
Placed at the top of the website where the shirts are sold are Nagin’s immortal and completely ridiculous words: "It’s time for us to rebuild a New Orleans, the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans. And I don’t care what people are saying in Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day. This city will be a majority African-American city. It’s the way God wants it to be. You can’t have it no other way."
Don’t worry, for those of you not into t-shirts, there are hats and bumperstickers also available on the "I’m Not Chocolate" website.
Word on the street is that more than 3,000 shirts were sold within the first two weeks of being offered and orders have been placed from such distant lands as Norway and Malaysia.