Pig Head – July 11, 2002
Your “Cartoon” in today’s Hamilton Spectator was appalling. I was totally shocked when I saw it. To make fun of a family (who just spent $800 for a pool to try and give their children some enjoyment during the summer) is despicable. You should try reversing the tables and imagine how you would feel if your children had been traumatized by some sick person’s idea of a joke and then see a cartoon in the paper depicting the experience.
I feel you owe this family an apology for this very sad, sick cartoon.
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When people are upset and distraught over an event in their lives why does this become a source of fun or sarcasm for the rest of the community? The Spectator used poor judgement in running this editorial cartoon. Not only is it insensitive to a family’s problem but also to those in the community who use pig’s heads in their culture.