A New York weekly newspaper recently featured a political satire that depicted President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as characters from the ‘70s series “Sanford and Son,” according to the Associated Press.

The Smithtown Messenger of Long Island, N.Y. and its publisher Phillip Sciarello defended the decision to feature the Obamas as junk dealer Fred Sanford and his companion, but said they will run a retraction in its next edition.

The photo spread featured “before and after” shots of the United States’ former six presidents and first ladies, starting with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and concluding with the Obamas. While the other presidents’ “after” shots are simply images of them slightly older than when they took office, the “after” shot of the Obamas is Redd Foxx as Fred Sanford and LaWanda Page as Sanford’s sister-in-law, Aunt Esther.

As a result of the controversy, the Brookhaven, N.Y. town board removed one of The Messenger’s sister publications, The Brookhaven Review, as its official newspaper.

“The reference to racial stereotypes is where the line was crossed,” Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko told Newsday.

Hazel N. Dukes, president of the New York NAACP, believes the country should remove advertising from any publication that featured the photo.

“It is simply shocking and outrageous that such a blatantly racist ad would run in any paper, much less an official paper of Suffolk County,” Dukes told the AP. “New Yorkers of all races and ethnicity are disgusted by it and reject it.”