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Petition requests firings after homophobic comic

After the “Arizona Daily Wildcat: published an offensive comic strip on Oct. 18 that condoned violence and homophobia, a petition was made for the editor-in-chief, cartoonist and copy editor to be fired.

The petition on Change.org has over 8,000 supporters. The letter of the petition states

“Condoning violence and homophobia by allowing this cartoon to run is reprehensible and cannot be tolerated as acceptable with the offering of a simple apology or explanation.”

The cartoon depicts a father telling his son that he will use violence if he ever comes out gay.

The Arizona Daily Wildcat’s editor Kristina Bui wrote an apology article that said the cartoonist of the publication was fired. They are reviewing their editorial practices.

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