Obama as Nataraja? Obama in Lord Nataraja pose? Yes, Newsweek, the popular American news magazine has published US President Barack Obama in the post of Lord Nataraja on the cover of its latest issue of 22 November 2010. In its November 22, 2010 issue, Obama has been shown by Newsweek on its cover page with multiple arms balancing several policy issues while raising his left leg mimicking the cosmic dance of the Hindu deity; considered a manifestation of Lord Shiva. Newsweek has named Obama “god of all things” on its cover.
Hindu leaders in the US maintained that they did not believe editors at Newsweek sought to offend Hindus but they did articulate concerns over the trend of caricaturing Hindu symbols and deities.
Many times the American media and American companies targeted Hindu Gods, Goddesses, and Hinduism for their business ratings. Previously, a Fox News personnel commented that the sacred river Ganga sounds like a disease.