Canadian artist is fired after a cartoon showing President Trump playing golf, while a father and daughter smuggled across the border are going viral
- Canadian cartoonist Michael de Adder has been fired from Brunswick News Inc. after President Donald Trump's cartoon went viral
- The Adder revealed on Twitter that he was released from all newspapers in New Brunswick & # 39;
- Because the Adder was contractual, he clarified that he was not & # 39; technical & # 39; was fired
- The decision was reportedly not explicitly linked to the cartoon, although it only happened a short time after the viral
- The cartoon itself is inspired by the now infamous image of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria
- The couple died trying to enter the United States from Mexico after they left El Salvador
A Canadian cartoonist was fired after an illustration he drew from President Donald Trump who stood over the bodies of two drowned migrants.
The cartoon Michael de Adder signed for publishing house Brunswick News Inc. in New Brunswick.
The company has since ended its contact after the drawing on social media has become viral.
The cartoon, posted on Adder & # 39; s Twitter account on June 26, shows that Trump is standing next to a golf cart along with his golf club, looking down at the bodies of a father and a young daughter who drowned while he was Rio Grande crossed from Mexico to Texas.
& # 39; Do you mind if I play? & # 39; Trump is seen to ask in the cartoon.
The cartoon itself is inspired by the now infamous image of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria
The couple died trying to enter the United States from Mexico after they left El Salvador
The illustration was based on the tragic photograph of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 25, and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, who were found facing down in the muddy waters of the Rio Grande.
& # 39; The highs and lows of cartooning. Today I was just released from all the newspapers in New Brunswick, & De Adder wrote when he announced his termination from the newspapers from Brunswick News Inc. on Twitter.
Canadian cartoonist Michael de Adder has been fired from Brunswick News Inc. after President Donald Trump's cartoon went viral
Brunswick News Inc. said in a statement on Sunday that it was & # 39; completely incorrect & # 39; is to suggest that the company has canceled its freelance contract with the Adder about the cartoon.
& # 39; This is a false story that came into being carelessly and recklessly on social media & # 39 ;, the company said. & # 39; In fact, BNI was not even offered this cartoon by Mr. the Adder. The decision to return readers' favorite Greg Perry was made long before this cartoon and the negotiations had been going on for weeks. & # 39;
De Adder also maintained on Twitter that he & # 39; not a victim & # 39; was and claimed that the termination of his contract & # 39; a disappointment and not a stab of death & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; I just have to earn back a percentage of my weekly income and get used to the idea that I no longer have a voice in my own province, "he wrote.
The newspaper group issued a statement about the reasons for the Adder's departure
Wes Tyrell, president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists, claimed that the Adder after 17 years with Brunswick News Inc. was fired because Donald Trump a & # 39; taboo topic & # 39; for the company.
& # 39; Although he indicated there was no reason to shoot, the timing was no coincidence, & # 39; Tyrell said in a long statement on Facebook. & # 39; Michael de Adder has drawn many well-documented cartoons on Trump, but they have never been systematically seen in the New Brunswick newspapers. & # 39;
& # 39; de Adder & # 39; s Trump cartoons did not appear in the newspaper, but were viewed everywhere on social media. His cartoon of 26 June could not be ignored. The tide of political figures who play golf and show contempt for problems has been seen before, but the inclusion of the Addder was a hit. It went viral and social media stars such as George Takei even shared it. For a short period the Adder was the poster boy for the Anti-Trump movement. A good place to be if you are a cartoonist, but a bad place to be if you work for a foreign oil company with business links to the United States, & Tyrell wrote.
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