Political cartoonist Michael de Adder claimed that he lost the contract due to the Trump image - but the company disputes his assertion.
"The decision to bring back the favorite caricaturist of the readers, Greg Perry, was taken well before this drawing and the negotiations lasted for several weeks", says Brunswick News Inc in a statement released on Sunday.
The cartoon in question is a drawing of a golfing gear-clad Donald Trump, stepping over a drowned man and child, with his golf clubs, basically asking if he can play around them.
The cartoon's caption reads "Do you mind if I play through?" It said that de Adder never offered the Trump cartoon to the company and had already chose to "bring back" another cartoonist it said was popular with readers.
The artist, however, insisted that the his ousting was political.
A cartoonist in Canada says he was effectively fired after producing a controversial cartoon of U.S. president Donald Trump which has been described as both "in poor taste" and "heartbreakingly accurate".
Tyrell also explained that previous Trump cartoons by de Adder probably went unnoticed by the company, but since this one went viral it led to him being fired.
On June 28, the cartoonist announced through his account that he had been told he had been fired.Читайте также: Amazon to broadcast 'Twitch Sells Out' on Prime Day 15-16 July
Many were quick to link his termination with the contentious Trump cartoon, including Wes Tyrell, the President of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists. "Trump cartoons have been the bread and butter for just about every publication out there since 2016, 2015".
"And a day later I was let go".
Just 24 hours after his drawing went viral on social media, Michael de Adder was sacked from his job as a publisher for major newspapers at Brunswick News Inc. I suppose we'll never know for sure, given the "he said, he said" nature of the debate, but the timing certainly does seem suspicious. "Make your own conclusions", Adder further said in another tweet.
News of de Adder's canceled contract comes shortly after The New York Times ended its contracts with two political cartoonists, including longtime contributor Patrick Chappatte, whose work appeared in The Times' worldwide edition.
Last year, staff cartoonist Rob Rogers was sacked from his job at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for his depictions of Trump.
In April, Rogers was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial cartooning. And not only let go, the cartoons they already had in the can were not used.
He said the Telegraph Journal, The Daily Gleaner and The Times & Transcript all said they would no longer accept his work, but gave no reason for his dismissal. I work for Canadian newspapers so there's no need to cover Trump 24/7, Michael said, adding, "Canadian politics is quite interesting right now".
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