Monday, August 20, 2007
A reporter/cartoonist from the Florida Sun-Times is somewhere "dodging tomatoes" right now because of the above cartoon. Readers are reportedly upset about the use of the word "ho" and references to the "stop snitching" culture that has been permeating urban (and suburban, depending on how you look at it) communities for many years.
Good for him! I'm always glad to see someone who doesn't mind getting under the skin of the reader, even if it's done to appeal to the lowbrow individuals out there.
It's time someone take up where Aaron McGruder (Boondocks) left off!
It's just too bad that the cartoonist's editor didn't stand firm in his decision to publish the piece:
Mike Clark, the editorial page editor, reviewed and approved the cartoon by longtime Times-Union cartoonist Ed Gamble.
"'Using the word "ho" was bad judgment, and I regret that I did not edit it out,' Clark said.
...wait...isn't that the point?