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Wingnut Cartoonist At Indy Star Gets His Cartoon Yanked

Gary Varvel of the Indianapolis Star is known for "expressing his strong views" on the Obama administration, but his turn to overt racism had the paper pulling one of his cartoons today after receiving numerous complaints.
Wingnut Cartoonist At Indy Star Gets His Cartoon Yanked

The stupidest thing about this story is that the Indianapolis Star originally removed the moustache of the character going through the window after all the criticism, to make him appear less "ethnic". That move was greeted with widespread ridicule before they finally removed the cartoon altogether.

via The Indy Channel

The Indianapolis Star pulled an editorial cartoon this week after an influx of readers deeming it "racially insensitive."

In a letter posted to the paper's website at 4:03 p.m. Saturday, Executive Editor Jeff Taylor said that the cartoon, penned by long time Indianapolis Star editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel, had "offended a wide group of readers:"

Many of them labeled it as racist. Gary did not intend to be racially insensitive in his attempt to express his strong views about President Barack Obama's decision to temporarily prevent the deportation of millions of immigrants living and working illegally in the United States.

But we erred in publishing it.

Varvel's cartoons are almost always negative towards this administration. Here's some of his other handiwork this week.


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11/20

11/19

I'm seeing a pattern. How about you?


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