Thursday, April 15, 2010

BUG-EYED TAR BABIES?

When you're a hammer, the whole world starts looking like nails.
"BUG-EYED TAR BABIES? Once again, EW makes a racist faux pas in its choice of “clever” cartoons. First was the baffling image of a man passing off his Nazi salute as a pose for Lord of the Dance — in SCOTTISH garb. Now we have the distasteful April 8 cover by Sean Aaberg. The style may be a nod to R. Crumb and/or underground comics of the ’60s/’70s but I’m sorry to report that there are images of blacks portrayed as bug-eyed big-lipped tar babies. Of course, they’re in the back of a bus. It’s pathetic. EW, aren’t you even looking at this stuff?! Again I must remind you that we’re in the 21st century. Glenn Leonard, Eugene"
Eugene Weekly Cover 4-8-10
The bus in question is being driven by my character, "Fabulous Mario".

4 comments:

SEAN ÄABERG said...

More Glenn Leonardisms.
OFF THE ROCKER

Is that “Off the Waffle Guy” off his rocker?! Appearing in “brown” face as Michael Jackson in his ad July 16?! Lemme check my calendar ... yep, it's the 21st century. You wouldn't know it by looking at that ad.

Boo, Off the Waffle! Boo, EW! Boo!!!

The delicious irony is that he would've looked more like Michael if he kept his Caucasian cartoon character ... and just donned the glove.

Glenn Leonard, Eugene

Lane said...

Wait. I remember that whiny letter about the Waffles...THAT was Glenn Leonard, too?

This boy is sensitive.

-Lane

noyzboy said...

I thought those were Ducks

SEAN ÄABERG said...

Ducks, or at least Canadian Geese.