Update: ‘Sissy’ calendar pulled by Amazon, Barnes & NobleOnline Only, Top Highlights Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Cartoonist Joe King released a calendar Wednesday which depicts gay people as ‘sissies’ and ‘sexually confused,’ sparking an outrage amongst LGBT circles.
King defends the calendar, noting that the release comes in wake of already distributed material including “reprints of nationally distributed work several years old,” he said. King added via his Facebook page that, “All the hysteria is coming from those nice folks who haven’t bothered to actually purchase and read my collection.”
LGBT groups are calling upon Barnes & Noble and Amazon to remove the calendars due to the offensive images and connotations.
On his Facebook page, King added, “The ‘truth’ is that AIDS is an ‘elective’ disease. It STOPS the day guys quit sticking it to each other. And for the tragedy of women and children infected… THAT stops the day their gay husbands and fathers stop cheating on them. Anyone need MORE education, science or funding to understand THAT?”
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UPDATE: The calendar has been pulled from Amazon and Barnes & Noble after LGBT circles spoke out against the publication. GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) urged the book sellers to remove the calendar after it demonstrated offensive images and language against the gay community.
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