College paper prints vile anti-gay cartoon

  • Vaughn

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    Oct 19, 2012 10:07 AM GMT
    http://www.change.org/petitions/daily-wildcat-fire-your-cartoonist-editor-in-chief-and-copy-editor#share


    This is why I go to ASU.
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 19, 2012 10:54 AM GMT
    I signed the petition.
  • tazzari

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    Oct 19, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    I signed it.
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    Oct 19, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    Apparently the cartoonist has been fired. What is the name of that cartoonist?

    EDIT: Got it.

    My name is D.C. Parsons, and I would like to formally apologize to anyone who I may have offended in my comic “etc.” on Tuesday. The comic was not intended to offend. The desired end means of my work is solely humorous.

    It was based on an experience from my childhood. My father is a devout conservative from a previous generation, and I believe he was simply distraught from the fact that I had learned (from “The Simpsons”) what homosexuality was at such a young age.

    I have always used humor as a coping mechanism, much like society does when addressing social taboos. I do not condone these things; I simply don’t ignore them. I do sincerely apologize and sympathize with anyone who may be offended by my comics (I am often similarly offended by “Ralph and Chuck”), but keep in mind it is only a joke, and what’s worse than a joke is a society that selectively ignores its problems.

    — D.C. Parsons,
    “etc.” cartoonist for the Daily Wildcat
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    Oct 19, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidApparently the cartoonist has been fired. What is the name of that cartoonist?

    EDIT: Got it.

    My name is D.C. Parsons, and I would like to formally apologize to anyone who I may have offended in my comic “etc.” on Tuesday. The comic was not intended to offend. The desired end means of my work is solely humorous.

    It was based on an experience from my childhood. My father is a devout conservative from a previous generation, and I believe he was simply distraught from the fact that I had learned (from “The Simpsons”) what homosexuality was at such a young age.

    I have always used humor as a coping mechanism, much like society does when addressing social taboos. I do not condone these things; I simply don’t ignore them. I do sincerely apologize and sympathize with anyone who may be offended by my comics (I am often similarly offended by “Ralph and Chuck”), but keep in mind it is only a joke, and what’s worse than a joke is a society that selectively ignores its problems.

    — D.C. Parsons,
    “etc.” cartoonist for the Daily Wildcat

    I signed.

    What about the editors that allowed the cartoon to be published? What happened to them?
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    Oct 19, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    The cartoonist's name is David Claire Parsons. Here are his public Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace pages. On Twitter he describes himself as "The Greatest Man that EVER LIVED." One of his sick videos on Youtube is called "Steven Hawkings doing Stand-Up Comedy" in which he mocks the disabled man. One of his Twitter posts reads, "I wish I were a Native American... That I may scalp the head of the White Devil!!! sigh..." This person is more than just a bad humorist, he seems to be a hand gun away from being another Jared Lee Loughner.

    http://www.facebook.com/dcparsons1?fref=ts

    https://twitter.com/theDCPARSONS

    http://www.myspace.com/dcparsons
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    Oct 19, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    Anyone ever tell him he's not funny? Jeez, I could write a funnier cartoon that that!
  • Vaughn

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    Oct 19, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    Caslon21000 said
    wrestlervic saidApparently the cartoonist has been fired. What is the name of that cartoonist?

    EDIT: Got it.

    My name is D.C. Parsons, and I would like to formally apologize to anyone who I may have offended in my comic “etc.” on Tuesday. The comic was not intended to offend. The desired end means of my work is solely humorous.

    It was based on an experience from my childhood. My father is a devout conservative from a previous generation, and I believe he was simply distraught from the fact that I had learned (from “The Simpsons”) what homosexuality was at such a young age.

    I have always used humor as a coping mechanism, much like society does when addressing social taboos. I do not condone these things; I simply don’t ignore them. I do sincerely apologize and sympathize with anyone who may be offended by my comics (I am often similarly offended by “Ralph and Chuck”), but keep in mind it is only a joke, and what’s worse than a joke is a society that selectively ignores its problems.

    — D.C. Parsons,
    “etc.” cartoonist for the Daily Wildcat

    I signed.

    What about the editors that allowed the cartoon to be published? What happened to them?


    That's actually what the petition is about. I was honestly less interested in the cartoonist being fired than the editors. They of course threw the cartoonist under the bus... not that he was very good at it anyway. The joke was bad but it isn't his job to make those decisions. The editor approved it.
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    Oct 19, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    Signed. With a comment that the editors responsible should be fired, too.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 19, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    Wow...a comic that is in poor taste, politically incorrect, AND not even remotely funny? Heads should roll!
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    Oct 19, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWow...a comic that is in poor taste, politically incorrect, AND not even remotely funny? Heads should roll!

    I would expect that you would dismiss a vile anti-gay cartoon as unimportant. After all, why would something that offends gays interest YOU?
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    Oct 19, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWow...a comic that is in poor taste, politically incorrect, AND not even remotely funny? Heads should roll!

    I would expect that you would dismiss a vile anti-gay cartoon as unimportant. After all, why would something that offends gays interest YOU?



    Bob, please don't post after you go to a Friday afternoon Happy Hour. It makes you into the bitter, nasty and mean person we know you to be (...I pity any lesbians in your vicinity during these hours).
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    Oct 19, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    ART_DECO said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWow...a comic that is in poor taste, politically incorrect, AND not even remotely funny? Heads should roll!

    I would expect that you would dismiss a vile anti-gay cartoon as unimportant. After all, why would something that offends gays interest YOU?



    Bob, please don't post after you go to a Friday afternoon Happy Hour. It makes you into the bitter, nasty and mean person we know you to be (...I pity any lesbians in your vicinity during these hours).



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    Oct 19, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    ART_DECO said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWow...a comic that is in poor taste, politically incorrect, AND not even remotely funny? Heads should roll!

    I would expect that you would dismiss a vile anti-gay cartoon as unimportant. After all, why would something that offends gays interest YOU?

    Bob, please don't post after you go to a Friday afternoon Happy Hour. It makes you into the bitter, nasty and mean person we know you to be (...I pity any lesbians in your vicinity during these hours).

    I haven't been to happy hour - have you? Resorting to ad hominem attacks is so typical of you, and the rest of your conservaposse friends.

    Oh, but we did go to this area's only lesbian bar at noon today. Not to drink (they weren't even open), but to collect a $500 check for our SMART Ride, that raises money for HIV/AIDS non-profit agencies.

    Yep, you're so right, those lesbians really hate me, we don't get along at all. Yah know, you are such a liar it does become tiring after a while to have to deal with your BS.

    I think this is the cue for you to post a Hyacinth pic from Keeping Up Appearances. It's about all you have left at this point. And hope that nobody remembers your phony admonitions that everyone here "play nice". Yeah, disarm others while you continue to play dirty with personal attacks. So typical, so Republican.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 19, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    I would expect that you would dismiss a vile anti-gay cartoon as unimportant. After all, why would something that offends gays interest YOU?


    As usual, you throw the first arrow then whine when someone slings one back. So loony liberal of you. icon_wink.gif
  • Vaughn

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    Oct 20, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWow...a comic that is in poor taste, politically incorrect, AND not even remotely funny? Heads should roll!

    I would expect that you would dismiss a vile anti-gay cartoon as unimportant. After all, why would something that offends gays interest YOU?


    When I was going there the Dean had this big speach about how important it is for UA to create an accepting supportive environment for homosexuals. Just making them keep thier words.

    Honestly though people would have had the same reaction if it was about baking Jews or lynching blacks.
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    Oct 20, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    ART_DECO said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWow...a comic that is in poor taste, politically incorrect, AND not even remotely funny? Heads should roll!

    I would expect that you would dismiss a vile anti-gay cartoon as unimportant. After all, why would something that offends gays interest YOU?



    Bob, please don't post after you go to a Friday afternoon Happy Hour. It makes you into the bitter, nasty and mean person we know you to be (...I pity any lesbians in your vicinity during these hours).


    Curious, you act like a child. Art you're just as bad for getting into it with him.
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    Oct 20, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    I signed.
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    Oct 20, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    As soon as I saw the name I thought, "oh. jeez, not HIM again."
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    Oct 20, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    Interesting how some people lose their jobs and harm their reputations over homophobic jokes and other slurs against disabled people............and other instigators of hate just get a pass - keep their jobs and reputations. Wonder what that's all about?

    Tracy Morgan, for instance:


    On January 27, 2011, Morgan appeared on the NBA on TNT pregame coverage of the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks nationally televised live basketball game. During the appearance, commentators Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith asked Morgan to choose between Sarah Palin and Tina Fey on who was better looking (Fey portrays Palin on Saturday Night Live and is a coworker of Morgan). Morgan said Palin was "good masturbation material". The comment led TNT to apologize for his remarks on live camera.[23]

    On June 3, 2011, during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee, Morgan made offensive remarks against gay people, reportedly including that, if his son was gay, he'd better speak to him like a man or he would "pull out a knife and stab" him. Morgan apologized, saying that he had "gone too far".[24] NBC Entertainment head Bob Greenblatt stated, "I speak for NBC and myself personally when I say we do not condone hate or violence of any kind, and I am pleased to see Tracy Morgan apologizing for recent homophobic remarks in his standup appearance... Unfortunately, Tracy's comments reflect negatively on both 30 Rock and NBC — two very all-inclusive and diverse organizations — and we have made it clear to him that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated." Tina Fey, Morgan's boss both in fiction and in real life, said, "I'm glad to hear that Tracy apologized .... but the violent imagery of Tracy's rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the LGBT community...the Tracy Morgan I know, ...is not a hateful man and [would never] hurt another person. I hope for his sake that Tracy's apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian co-workers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket."[25]

    On June 25, 2011, during a show at Caroline's in New York City, Morgan made derogatory comments about disabled children, saying things such as, "Don't ever mess with women who have retarded kids,"[26] and referring to a woman as "a cripple". Peter Bernes, CEO of The Arc, an organization supporting people with disabilities, stated, "Tracy Morgan should apologize immediately. This quote is far too offensive to be excused as comedy, and it is very hurtful to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Morgan has an incredibly powerful platform from which to fix this, and if he's learned anything in the last few weeks, he can't bomb this apology."
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    Jockbod48 saidInteresting how some people lose their jobs and harm their reputations over homophobic jokes and other slurs against disabled people............and other instigators of hate just get a pass - keep their jobs and reputations. Wonder what that's all about?

    Tracy Morgan, for instance:


    On January 27, 2011, Morgan appeared on the NBA on TNT pregame coverage of the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks nationally televised live basketball game. During the appearance, commentators Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith asked Morgan to choose between Sarah Palin and Tina Fey on who was better looking (Fey portrays Palin on Saturday Night Live and is a coworker of Morgan). Morgan said Palin was "good masturbation material". The comment led TNT to apologize for his remarks on live camera.[23]

    On June 3, 2011, during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee, Morgan made offensive remarks against gay people, reportedly including that, if his son was gay, he'd better speak to him like a man or he would "pull out a knife and stab" him. Morgan apologized, saying that he had "gone too far".[24] NBC Entertainment head Bob Greenblatt stated, "I speak for NBC and myself personally when I say we do not condone hate or violence of any kind, and I am pleased to see Tracy Morgan apologizing for recent homophobic remarks in his standup appearance... Unfortunately, Tracy's comments reflect negatively on both 30 Rock and NBC — two very all-inclusive and diverse organizations — and we have made it clear to him that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated." Tina Fey, Morgan's boss both in fiction and in real life, said, "I'm glad to hear that Tracy apologized .... but the violent imagery of Tracy's rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the LGBT community...the Tracy Morgan I know, ...is not a hateful man and [would never] hurt another person. I hope for his sake that Tracy's apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian co-workers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket."[25]

    On June 25, 2011, during a show at Caroline's in New York City, Morgan made derogatory comments about disabled children, saying things such as, "Don't ever mess with women who have retarded kids,"[26] and referring to a woman as "a cripple". Peter Bernes, CEO of The Arc, an organization supporting people with disabilities, stated, "Tracy Morgan should apologize immediately. This quote is far too offensive to be excused as comedy, and it is very hurtful to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Morgan has an incredibly powerful platform from which to fix this, and if he's learned anything in the last few weeks, he can't bomb this apology."


    Don't cry for Mr. Parsons. D.C Parsons will still be a cartoonist (just not for ASU). Tracy Morgan will still have fans of his comedy (just not you or I or many others). That you don't see him on SNL anymore shows he doesn't just "keep his job." That it's so easy to copy-and-paste Morgan's drivel shows that he's very much NOT "getting a pass" everywhere.

    Gallagher is still doing commercials and he's been doing his hateful stuff far longer than Morgan. They all still will have jobs, they simply willfully cleave off the audience they could be making a living off of.
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    Vaughn said
    CuriousJockAZ said
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    CuriousJockAZ saidWow...a comic that is in poor taste, politically incorrect, AND not even remotely funny? Heads should roll!

    I would expect that you would dismiss a vile anti-gay cartoon as unimportant. After all, why would something that offends gays interest YOU?

    Bob, please don't post after you go to a Friday afternoon Happy Hour. It makes you into the bitter, nasty and mean person we know you to be (...I pity any lesbians in your vicinity during these hours).

    Curious, you act like a child. Art you're just as bad for getting into it with him.

    I apologize for engaging a self-loathing idiot. My only excuse is that others read his crap, and might be swayed by it. I just don't know a better way to defuse these gay haters who come here.

    Ignore them and they get to plant their anti-gay message. Confront them and I become as shitty as they are. What is the better way?
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    Oct 20, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    I apologize for engaging a self-loathing idiot. My only excuse is that others read his crap, and might be swayed by it. I just don't know a better way to defuse these gay haters who come here.

    Ignore them and they get to plant their anti-gay message. Confront them and I become as shitty as they are. What is the better way?





    I must say, your unique perspective is always good for a giggle. I'll let my words in my initial post in this thread speak for themselves.
    CuriousJockAZ saidWow...a comic that is in poor taste, politically incorrect, AND not even remotely funny? Heads should roll!

    How you managed to read anything even remotely "anti-gay" in that is a testament to just how off your rocker we all know you to be.