Aloha again!In response, Monsieur Peray wrote:
I was wondering if you could shed light on one of cartoons the K-blogopshere found particularly controversial last year.
It was dicussed at Korea Sparkle.
Was this cartoon meant to depict Pope Benedict, or were you depicting the formerly excommunicated Bishop Richard Williamson, who has been something of a Holocaust denier? Or were you depicting the Pope in relation to Williamson?
If the cartoon is about Williamson at all, you should also note that the Korea Times entitled it "The Dark Pope," which would have muddled your intent. Perhaps that is something to take up with them.
Anyway , the Dark pope was because he rehabilited that holocaust –denier cardinal ( yes 3rd option )
I pushed a little bit the envelop on this but the Swastika appears nowhere if you look carefully not the word Nazi have been mentionned ( you mentionned it ) . That’s the problem with suggesting things, it gives a certain room for interpretation . Yes I exaggerated a bit on this one but he’s not a nazi officer – he’s a vilain from Starwars but sometimes it’s fun to exaggerate and push the envelop. Let’s not forget that the Vatican didn’t move one inch during the Holocaust. Yes this pope was in the Hitler youth and I agree it ‘s not his fault . But we can remind the catholic church their fair share of darkness ( and that is what this carton is about ) . You have to learn to see real statement from pure exaggeration ( it’s all mixed in a cartoon )
Anyway, my purpose in bringing this up is to point out, based on a direct discussion with the cartoonist, that there was a point to the cartoon, and that point, though controversial or even "insensitive" (as Hub of Sparkle wrote), is perhaps the legitimate sphere of a political cartoonist.