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11 February 2010

Is this cartoon racist?

A controversial cartoon in -- you guessed it -- the Daily Mail.

By Samira Shackle

Following a story yesterday about the supposed “secret plot to make a multicultural UK” (a story which, in fact, rehashed old news), the Daily Mail today carries this cartoon:

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Sunny Hundal, who flagged up the illustration on Liberal Conspiracy, says: “Yes, it’s really a man marrying a sheep in the name of ‘multiculturalism’. Because, you know, immigrants are clearly no different to animals.”

Is this a blatantly racist cartoon, or is there some sort of satirical, non-offensive meaning that we’re completely missing? You tell us.

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