“Haiti has been cursed by the Devil: A Reminder by The Weather Channel Senior Meteorologist Stu Ostro”
Below is the haunting and devilish image of Hurricane Matthew which The Weather Channel has constructed. This image has gone viral in the social media. The image is a very scary human skull with only 3 top teeth–no bottom teeth are noted; it is nothing less than the angry devil, with a terrific one red eye starring at the miserable people in Haiti. Its colors are red (eye), gray, and black.
What is the significance of this caricature?
What is the significance of this devilish image and that one red eye looking down upon Haiti–from the top?
The Weather Channel Senior Meteorologist Stu Ostro, who claimed to have taken the Satellite shot, decided he was going to make Hurricane Matthew look like a skull. Chiefly, it is the devil’s image on that skull that best shows Haiti’s spiritual warfare and theodicy. Mr. Ostro has also decided this is a fair representation of Haiti as a country that has been cursed by the Devil himself. He is unapologetic about this ideological representation, which tells a pseudo-narrative about the Haitian people: the demonization of Haitian history, and American media’s projection about the plight and spiritual crisis of the Haitian people.
Interestingly, this same Meteorologist did not represent (equally) visually the destructive intervention of Hurricane Matthew in Cuba, Jamaica, Miami, the Florida Treasure Coast, St. Augustine, Georgia, and South Carolina–which have also been affected by the same Tropical Storm. Why Haiti?
Seven words summarize Mr. Ostro’s racist attitude toward Haiti: Haiti has been cursed by the Devil!
This is another example of American media and scientific racism which shows no empathy to black tragedy and the suffering of the Haitian people.
*Interestingly, Paul Meyer, an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Earth Science Office, told CNN that the skull’s “teeth” are cold convective clouds.”
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I did not “take” the shot and did not “make” it look like anything, and The Weather Channel did not “construct” it. As stated in the original post https://twitter.com/StuOstro/status/783310691583361024 which was not included in this article, it was an actual un-doctored weather satellite image; and I have posted satellite, radar, and other images representing the destruction elsewhere including the United States.