NEW YORK —Japan’s Consulate General in New York lodged a protest with New York Times Co on Thursday for publishing a cartoon in which Snow White, carrying a newspaper with the headline ‘‘Japan nuclear radiation,’’ asks an old woman offering an apple if she comes from Japan.
Ahhh... Just when the Yanks got a hell of lot of "Hero" Brownie Points here in Japan - Their media puts their foot in their mouth. Talk about dumb timing. Or is it just a "Stunt" to try and sell more papers using controversy - To the New York Times F**ckwits - Well Done, your name is now MILDLY more popular around the world - for all the wrong reasons! It's no wonder, your readership numbers and advertising income are down, pulling "I'm Just A Dickhead" stunts like this one!
The consulate said that since the cartoon refers to a story in Grimm’s Fairy Tales in which Snow White falls into a stupor after biting a poisoned apple, it may stir up what the consulate called unfounded anxieties over the safety of foods from Japan.
The cartoon was carried on the editorial page of the International Herald Tribune, which is owned by the New York Times, in its Thursday edition.
In the cartoon Snow White looks skeptically at the apple through a magnifying glass and says to the old woman, who is dressed like a witch, ‘‘Wait a minute! Do you come from Japan?’‘
The cartoon was credited to Luojie of the English-language China Daily. It was not immediately known whether it appeared first in the Chinese paper before being reprinted in the International Herald Tribune.
If the Chinese were involved - What's F**ken new? The Chinese media have spent decades trying to bash Japan at every given opportunity! Pricks!
Deputy Consul General Yasuhisa Kawamura said consumers do not have to worry about the safety of foods from Japan because they have cleared adequate radiation checks both in Japan and the United States.
The newspaper publisher responded that it took the protest seriously, according to the Consulate General.
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