Volume 91, Issue 21

Thursday, October 2, 1997



A sorry excuse

Re: An open letter to the students of the University of Western Ontario, Sept. 16

To the Editor:
I cannot believe people have been offended by the Horovitz cartoons printed in The Gazette. These cartoons are meant to be humorous and not political.

The Muslims who were offended by these cartoons demonstrate that they have no sense of humour and they have no right to impose on the university paper. The Gazette has every right to reprint these cartoons if they choose.

I am not being disrespectful to this group at the university, I merely believe these cartoons are ONLY meant to be humorous and the reactions of this culture demonstrates that our society reads too much into cartoons.

Therefore, I believe that The Gazette was right in reprinting the cartoons and an apology was groundless. To the Muslim students offended, get over it! Cartoons are meant to be humorous and when they are given political or religious ties they lose the humorous parts.

Jason Hutton

Political Science II

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