We just wanted to send out an apology for last week’s “Fu Man-chew” cartoon. We in no way meant for it to be derogatory at all. However, a reader informed us of the negative history of the character, and as soon as we were made aware of it, we took the cartoon down. It may still be visible on other sites if it got shared there, but we no longer have it up here. We simply meant it to be taken as a play on words about the hairstyle (chu/chew) not at all as a reflection on Asians. (Much like Tim’s football cartoon with confused football players was intended to be a play on the phrase “play like you’ve never played before”, not a reflection on football players.) So we apologize if the cartoon came across as offensive – we certainly did not intend that in the least and have taken it down.
Tim & April
And here is this week’s cartoon….