Friday, January 15, 2010

Notre Dame Newspaper Runs Deplorable Anti-Gay Cartoon

On Wednesday, 13 January, The Observer, the student newspaper at Notre Dame University ran an incredibly troubling cartoon that promotes violence against the LGBT community.



The cartoon depicted a conversation between two figures.  The conversation read, “What’s the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?”

“No idea.”

“A baseball bat.”

As many people know, “fruit” is often used as a derogatory term for members of the LGBT community.

This type of advocacy of anti-LGBT violence must stop.  It isn’t funny.  What’s more, it promotes hate crimes, which are all too prevalent in society today. Read the entire article from GLAAD's Blog HERE.

2 comments:

Ryan said...

Click here for the apology send out by the student newspaper: http://www.ndsmcobserver.com/viewpoint/responsibility-for-offensive-comic-1.1011631

Newspaper Apology said...

http://www.ndsmcobserver.com/viewpoint/responsibility-for-offensive-comic-1.1011631