Cartoonist’s satire ‘misguided’

Thursday June 25, 2020 Written by RNZP Published in Small World
Cartoonist’s  satire ‘misguided’

Vanuatu’s Daily Post newspaper has apologised for a cartoon on racism that it ran at the weekend.

The illustration, by a regular cartoonist going by the name Kranki Kona, sparked outrage among some readers.

The cartoon depicts a man in the waiting room of a maternity ward being told by a doctor: “Your wife is fine, however, as expected, your baby was born black – we still have no vaccine or cure for that”.

In an apology the Daily Post said the cartoon was intended as satire with a message that racism was like a virus seemingly without a cure.

But the message missed the mark with some readers taking to social media to say the cartoon was unacceptably racist.

1 comment

  • Comment Link Peter Thomas Thursday, 25 June 2020 14:22 posted by Peter Thomas

    Hey Nick nothing wrong with the cartoon it was funny and so just enjoy the laughs

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