Skip to comments.Cartoonist Michael Leunig axed from prime spot at The Age over ‘offensive’ vaccine image
Posted on 10/24/2021 5:00:56 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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I know the article is behind a paywall, but I felt it was significant enough to share anyway.
I have no idea if Michael Leunig has any following outside Australia but here in Australia, and especially in Victoria, he's seen as something of a cultural icon at this point - and he's particularly beloved of the left-wing arty intelligentsia who generally twitter away about his genius. Personally, I've never thought much of his skill as a cartoonist and while he's occasionally done pieces I think are quite profound, far more often, his work just feels like he's being overly... self impressed with his own importance.
The Age (and it's Sydney Sibling, the Sydney Morning Herald) are probably the two most prominent left leaning media-organisations in Australia, alongside the ABC.
But to see him, basically, cancelled over a cartoon - cancelled by the left for opposing one of their sacred cows, because now they only agree with 95% of what he draws - is striking.
Offensive to who?
Hope the cartoon goes viral, like “Let’s go, Brandon!”
Is there any way to get the cartoon without the photo insert?
It’s offence to the Victorian state government and Premier Daniel Andrews would be the concern here.
The left in Victoria are constantly preaching their mantra that “DAN HAS DONE A GOOD JOB”.
Including about his vaccine mandates
Truth hurts, huh?
Younger viewers might not make the connection - a lone individual standing up in defiance of the armed might of a totalitarian regime, i.e. Tienanmen Square.
He must love big brother.
I think the insert is part of it. Tiananmen tanks=Australia.
The left is willing to eat its own.
They hate being exposed.
I recently asked a few college kids that question by saying...Some Blacks and Latinos have recently asked the college to allow them to have their own private drinking fountains......
Do you agree that they should be accommodated ... and they all answered YES!!!
I read about a Japanese fellow who kept getting Chinese scam spam. He simply responded to one with ‘Tiananmen Square massacre June 4th 1989’ . After that the spam stopped because the CCP looks for that and shuts down accounts when it happens.
The cartoonist deserves an award for “Least Offensive Cartoon Drawing Out The Most Overblown Hypersensitive Reaction.”
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