Canadian Michael de Adder has apologized for drawing a bound and gagged woman in a recent political cartoon. “Cartoonists sometimes have unanticipated secondary interpretations in cartoons that they don’t intend,” wrote the editorial cartoonist in a series of tweets over the weekend. https://globalnews.ca/news/4970311/halifax-artist-apologizes-cartoon-jody-wilson-raybould/
Several cartoonists had drawn the former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould with her hands tied behind her back and gagged, as a metaphor for her forced legal silence in a public battle with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"The cartoons show the PM using solicitor-client privilege — which the former minister has cited as the reason she can't speak publicly about the scandal — as a weapon against a bound and gagged Wilson-Raybould. They draw on imagery from his 2012 charity boxing match against Sen. Patrick Brazeau," wrote Maija Kappler in the Huffington Post. "While the images function to criticize Trudeau for 'muzzling' the former minister, many detractors say they have the unintended consequence of trivializing violence against women."
Read the whole thing here: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/02/17/wilson-raybould-trudeau-cartoons-criticism_a_23671383/