“What’s the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?”
“A baseball bat.”
That’s from a disgusting comic published in Wednesday’s edition of the Notre Dame student newspaper (h/t glaadBLOG), the Observer. After receiving GLAAD’s demands for a retraction and an apology, the head editor Jenn Metz gave “a tearful and what appeared to be heartfelt apology by phone,” and ran an official apology in this morning’s paper, taking full responsibility for the comic’s printing. The comic’s three authors also ran a less-heartfelt apology – not so much “sorry we did this” as “sorry we were caught.”
So far, there is no indication that the strip will be dumped from the Observer, but, as one commenter pointed out, the community will have one lasting piece of revenge: Google.
I suppose I shouldn’t be so hard on the poor cartoonists. I mean, anti-LGBT discrimination doesn’t happen anymore, so this is just a joke about a bygone era, right? Brokeback Mountain cleared that all up.