SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — A boardwalk game in the town where the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore’’ is filmed features a caricature of President Obama as a moving target along with likenesses of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
People playing the “Walkin Charlie’’ game in Seaside Heights can win a prize if they knock a plate out of the turntable targets, which include Obama, depicted with exaggerated ears and smile.
The New Jersey game’s creator, Tom Whalen, was not available for comment yesterday.
Whalen told a TV station that the game is for fun and that he hopes it doesn’t offend anyone. Whalen also said he planned to add Sarah Palin, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and former President George W. Bush.
Last week, an eastern Pennsylvania company pulled a carnival game in which players shot foam darts at an image resembling Obama.
Irvin Good Jr. received a complaint from a Massachusetts woman attending a fair in Roseto, about 65 miles north of Philadelphia. Good said his company, Goodtime Amusements, won’t offer the game again.