Cartoon included anti-Semitic slur

August 12, 2011

I am disgusted by the anti-Semitism exhibited in the Aug. 8 "Get Fuzzy" comic strip in which the character Rob says, "Bucky ... that's the dumbest thing you've said since you told Satchel that 'Religious fighting' means 'Jew jitsu.'"

How can you print that? Would you have printed it if he had said "Jesus jitsu" or "Hindu jitsu" or any other religious reference?

Of course there's a play on words going on here and "Jew" is cute instead of "ju," but associating "Jew" with "religious fighting" is unsavory, prejudiced, and entirely out of place.

The Sun owes its readers an apology for allowing this shameful phrase to be published.

Judy Chernak, Pikesville

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