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Letter: 'Offensive' King Charles cartoon crosses the line

A caricature of King Charles that ran as an editorial cartoon was 'obnoxious' and should not have been published, this letter writer argues
King Charles III was coronated in London, England, on May 6, 2023.

Dear Editor,

Re: The Nov. 22 editorial cartoon featuring King Charles (see image below for reference)

I found it highly offensive. To mock someone for the fact he has big ears amounts to bullying.

Charles will make a fine king. He has a strong social conscience. He is moving with the times and warned us of climate change and the environment before it was fashionable. As well he believes strongly in the inclusivity of all faiths.

No he is not his mother and nor should he be. He has had a difficult childhood and adult life and deserves the respect of us all. He cares – give him a break. He deserves it and I would appreciate if you would please refrain from placing such obnoxious cartoons in your paper.

Valerie Barrett
North Vancouver

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Cartoon by Greg Perry


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