Chow calls Toronto Sun cartoon ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’


mentalfloss
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You go girl!





Chow calls Toronto Sun cartoon ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’

Olivia Chow says a Toronto Sun editorial cartoon featuring the mayoral candidate is both “racist” and “sexist.”

The drawing, which was published in The Sun on Sunday, shows Chow, dressed in what appears to be an outfit worn by Chairman Mao, stepping on the coattails of a jacket with her late husband Jack Layton’s name on it.

“It is disgusting,” Chow told CP24 Sunday night.

“Because I am Chinese-Canadian, I must be a communist and have slanted eyes and glasses … and since I am a woman, I must be inferior and therefore not good enough for the job of the mayor so I must rely on my deceased husband so it both racist and sexist.”

Chow said she is surprised to see these types of stereotypes still circulating today.


“I remember getting that kind of attack in the 80s when I first became a school trustee,” she said.

“I thought those kind of racial stereotypes were long past us and then to bring up my deceased husband and to drag him in… it is just quite outrageous.”

When contacted by CP24, Toronto Sun publisher Mike Power declined to comment on the cartoon.

“It is up to them to decide what to do. I think the good people of this city, a lot of them are immigrants, I hope that they feel that they are insulted too,” she said.

“It goes to prove that we need to stand firm against racism because it still exists.”

Chow calls Toronto Sun cartoon ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’ | News and Politics from CP24.com
 
Walter
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It's neither. She just doesn't like the truth.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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I wonder if Chow thought that Jackie Boy's frequent trips to the rub and tug were sexist in any way
 
mentalfloss
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I was hoping the goal posts shifts would be about Ezra the freedom warrior of the universe.

That's a shame.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
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What a silly woman. She's a communist because she's a Dipper, not because she's Chinese....and riding on her husbands coat tails has nothing to do with her gender and everything to do with her lack of political skill. She should apologize to the cartoonist.
 
Nuggler
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And she's on a skateboard. ............."skating in" on Jack's coat tails" ?

Even for the sun, that's pretty low.

 
Locutus
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old news is old mental.

Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

oh dear... there could be madness tomorrow against the John Tory-supporting Sun:



who knows...

anyway, Ford Nation for the win.

and holy crap, I actually agree with cannuckledhead about the obviousness of the cartoon.

she's been 'chairman chow' for ages. she wears glasses. she has 'slanted' eyes because she's chinese. she did nothing of note on her own until after Jack died. maybe the whole troll science skateboard angle has her mad.


Donato sure ain't what he used to be though.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Donato sure ain't what he used to be though.

Cut him some slack. We should all be so relevant in our late 70s.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote:

“Because I am Chinese-Canadian, I must be a communist and have slanted eyes and glasses …"

Says the woman (whoever she is) with slanted eyes and glasses.



You've got slanted eyes and you wear glasses, love, so if somebody's going to draw a cartoon of you then your cartoon self will also have slanted eyes and glasses.
 
Nuggler
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Wally, you are a ****ing racist half wit.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

Wally, you are a ****ing racist half wit.

Actually, I'm more of a 3/8.
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

Wally, you are a ****ing racist half wit.

...........and a prick...........**** off
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

...........and a prick...........**** off

I'm sorry did you mean jump off, or walk off, or ride off? God loves you.
 
damngrumpy
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Let me say its a cartoon and in bad taste at that. A cartoon is a cartoon and in a
sense it helps her. The reason she gets to comment on something that is not a
picture of who she is or the circumstance.
She is an NDP not a Communist anymore that Harper as a Conservative is a Nazi.
Social Democrats are not communists at all i subscribe to some of their ideas and
certainly not others. The same as I subscribe to some Liberal thoughts and some
Conservative views as well.
The difference is I don't paint a position on the political spectrum as just one thing.
A Party name is a label and as a label it is a visual projection and in many cases
not the perceived view.
Is it the end of the world? NO. Is it in good taste? NO If I were undecided and I saw
this I would ask myself would I rather vote for the individual who was subjugated to
this kind of ridicule or those who condoned bad taste?
With that in mind I would vote for Chow
I have been called a lot of things being in bad taste is not one of them
 
BaalsTears
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Chow's lips are thin. That's unusual for most Han.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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This is outrageous! They are implying that Jack Layton and Stephen Harper are GAY!

And they're implying both Jack and Steve both have double erections!

There's also smoking in this political cartoon!



It's also a slight against mutants...
 
DaSleeper
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Outrage is a left wing entitlement!
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

This is outrageous! They are implying that Jack Layton and Stephen Harper are GAY!

And they're implying both Jack and Steve both have double erections!

There's also smoking in this political cartoon!



It's also a slight against mutants...

Cracker please!
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

This is outrageous! They are implying that Jack Layton and Stephen Harper are GAY!

And they're implying both Jack and Steve both have double erections!

There's also smoking in this political cartoon!



It's also a slight against mutants...

Lol

Are you serious with this post?
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Lol

Are you serious with this post?

Of course not Flossy, only the left is allowed to fain offence. You've proven it beyond a shadow of doubt.

Nobody would seriously crawl over your shoes.
 
mentalfloss
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I mean it was funny and all but definitely not analogous to the situation.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

I mean it was funny and all but definitely not analogous to the situation.

Of course not.

Only you get to decide that.

And if Mark didn't check with you and Der Leader, it must just be for haha's.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

I mean it was funny and all but definitely not analogous to the situation.

Let's use a bit of Olivia Chow logic on this:

It is racist because there was no multi race representation, it was sexist for the same reasons and discriminates on political ideological grounds as there was no anarchist, communist or fascist (all self proclaimed to be official) in that bed.

Clearly this cartoon deserves to be used as fodder for the HRC to bankrupt the publisher and artist that allowed this to be in the public sphere
 
CDNBear
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Dude now you done it, you're gunna be in trouble!!!
 
mentalfloss
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Hopefully the Sun doesn't cave with an apology and stands up for it's right to free speech!



Like they did when they apologized for Ezra calling Trudeau's mom a ****.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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She was
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Hopefully the Sun doesn't cave with an apology and stands up for it's right to free speech!



Like they did when they apologized for Ezra calling Trudeau's mom a ****.

A cocksucker?
 
mentalfloss
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I thought it was s lut but I can't remember the exact verbiage.


All I needed to know was that it was Ezra who ran off like a coward after his boss compromised his free speech agenda.


What a hero.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Outrage is a left wing entitlement!

Tell that to Ezra Levant or Rush Limbaugh
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

I thought it was s lut but I can't remember the exact verbiage.


All I needed to know was that it was Ezra who ran off like a coward after his boss compromised his free speech agenda.


What a hero.


A lut?