Bill Leak in trouble
I don’t know an associate professor of sociology at Macquarie University called Amanda Wise, but she knows me. She knows me so well, in fact, that she’s not only able to tell me what my cartoons mean, but she’s also able to tell me what I was thinking while I was drawing them. There I was, naively thinking that if I drew a group of poor Indian people trying to eat solar panels contained in parcels sent to them by the UN anyone seeing the cartoon would assume it meant the people in it were hungry. But, no. What I thought I was thinking wasn’t what I was thinking at all. According to Ms Wise, my “unequivocally racist” cartoon drew on “very base stereotypes of third world, underdeveloped people who don’t know what to do with technology”. The Twitter verse went ballistic with people claiming the cartoon was racist. The cartoon is ridiculing Climate activists, not Indians, but the Left don’t get it so I’ll leave it up at the masthead for a day or two. Maybe it will eventually dawn on them. But somehow I doubt it. They will maintain the right to be perpetually outraged at things they don’t understand. Go here to Twitter to witness the insanity of the Twitterverse.
I doubt Leak would be game to offer it to any Indian daily.
A sense of humour obviously needed Kev, very bloody obvious the lefty literati haven’t got one.