Melbourne, April 24(ANI): A Facebook page, praying for the death of US president Barack Obama, has received criticism for its insensitive content.
More than 28,000 people have joined a group on the site called "Petition to remove facebook group praying for President Obama's death."
The page, created by an anonymous user, reads: "DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT IS BARACK OBAMA. AMEN."
Close to 950,000 Facebook users have "liked" the page.
However, more groups on the site have emerged, expressing disapproval.
'Stop Promoting HATE! (In response to the death prayer of the resident)' has attracted more than 1,000 supporters
Also, '5 MILLION AGAINST THE FRIVOLOUS OBAMA DEATH PAGE' has found 900 people joining in.
Many people, such as Sarah Seelen Donovan, a 64-year-old who lives outside Atlanta are concerned about such hate campaigns.
"To me, it speaks to the divisiveness we've had in this country. It concerns me that these extreme opinions are starting to become mainstream," ABC News quoted her, as saying. (ANI)