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.


Ryan said...

Click here for the apology send out by the student newspaper:

Newspaper Apology said...