The University of Arizona’s student newspaper is issuing an apology in today’s newspaper for a cartoon that recently ran that many Jewish students believe is anti-Semetic. The cartoon, by staffer Joseph Topmiller, depicts a receipt with only a 7 percent tip and the punch line: “Attention all crappy tipping Jews!!! Just because you’re ‘screwing’ the server … does not mean that it’s a mitzvah.”
The editor of the paper, Allison Hornick, states:
“If anyone follows his comic, what he tries to do is make fun of the people who believe in stereotypes,” she said. “What he was trying to do with this comic is make fun of the people who think Jewish people are cheap. He wasn’t trying to be malicious.”
Over 30 Jewish students have complained to the paper, university’s presidents office as well as the student body. Which has prompted the apology.