The cartoon depicts a cannibal chief and wife being approached by a suitor for their daughter’s hand in marriage.
Swedish celebrity Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité also took time to write the paper to complain saying that, “after all these years of human knowledge it seems you remain in the era of steam engines, racial biology and genocide. You should be ashamed of yourself for not knowing better.”
Frode responded by stating the his comic was a parody using cliches and stereotypes “from the old days.”
The paper ran an apology saying it was okay to make fun of cannibals, but not in a racist way.
Here’s the cartoon. What do you think? Racist? How do you make fun of cannibals without triggering the race card? There are plenty of cases of caucasian cannibalism, but in a visual shorthand which image conveys a cannibal faster and easier – a Donner party member or a dark skinned individual with a bone through his nose?