Student Paper Offends Many With Haiti Cartoon

January 26, 2010

The student editors of The Independent Florida Alligator are apologizing -- sort of -- for a cartoon published last week that depicted a couple having sex while texting a contribution to Haiti relief efforts. An editorial called "Haiti cartoon wasn't meant to offend" noted that the newspaper is run by students, and that they have supported efforts to raise money to help with the devastation in Haiti. The editorial pledges not to "be bullied" out of running "sexToons" like the one that appeared. The editorial did say, however: "We apologize if the execution fell a little flat, but the cartoon was certainly not malicious, and offense was never our intention."

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