Dead Chimp Cartoon Causing a Ruckus

. Wednesday, February 18

The NY Post did it again. I love it when the news is in the news. This cartoon by Sean Delonas appeared in today's Post on page 6, and oo boy is the fur flying. It's a take-off on this week's story about a chimp named Travis who went berserk and mauled his owner's friend, an act that ended with a dead chimp. Now, some say the cartoon makes light of the mauled woman and dead chimp. Others think it means Obama should be assassinated. Still others think it's a major insult to compare Obama to a dead chimp. And, of course, Al Sharpton has to pipe in with "troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys." The Post says it's just a parody of the tragedy of the dead chimp and a mock of Washington's efforts to ease the economic crisis. The kicker comes with the Huntington Post's interpretation: "At its most benign, the cartoon suggests that the stimulus bill was so bad, monkeys may as well have written it. Most provocatively, it compares the president to a rabid chimp."

Get over it! It's a stupid cartoon created by someone who likes to push buttons, and it ran in a stupid newspaper on page 6. At best, it's fit to line the floor of a bird cage. At worst, it's a tasteless attempt at levity. Is it worth getting angry or indignant over? Maybe it's time to grow tougher skin. No wonder the new AG Eric Holder calls us all a bunch of cowards when it comes to racism. No one dares utter a word for fear of saying something politically incorrect.


Grandy said...

Oh please people! You MUST be joking!!!!