Space Racism…Miserable PC whingers’ easy offence put ahead of valid political comment about India’s entry into the space race

Posted: 6 October, 2014 in Political Correctness
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elite space club cartoon The New York Times newspaper has apologised for a cartoon on India’s Mars Mission following a few readers’whinges that it mocked India.The cartoon showed a farmer with a cow knocking at the door of a room marked Elite Space Club where two men sit reading a newspaper on India’s feat. The cartoon was carried with an article titled India’s Budget Mission to Mars.

Andrew Rosenthal, Editorial Page Editor of New York Times, wrote in a Facebook post that a large number of readers had complained about the cartoon. He grovelled:

The intent of the cartoonist, Heng Kim Song, was to highlight how space exploration is no longer the exclusive domain of rich, Western countries.

Mr Heng, who is based in Singapore, uses images and text – often in a provocative way – to make observations about international affairs. We apologise to readers who were offended by the choice of images in this cartoon.

Mr Heng was in no way trying to impugn India, its government or its citizens.

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