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Margulies controversial Chick-fil-A cartoon
Daryl Cagle reports that a recent Chick-fil-A cartoon by Jimmy Margulies received quite a bit of reaction. The cartoon depicts a Chick-fil-A restaurant having two water fountains – one straight individuals and another for gay – reminiscent of segregated water fountains for African-Americans.
Here’s Jimmy’s response to the reaction:
I received both praise and condemnation for this cartoon. Those who agreed with me seemed to really like it. Those who did not expressed their disagreement in a few different ways. Some took the cartoon literally, suggesting I was saying that Chick-fil-A discriminates against its gay customers. I explained the cartoon was an exaggeration. Others felt that I was supporting the boycott of the restaurant and that I was denying the owner his freedom of speech. I explained that the cartoon took no position on the boycott, and that the owner is free to express his views, as well as give money to fund opposition to same sex marriage, but that I found this position objectionable, so I was using my cartoon to speak out about the injustice on the issue of same sex marriage.