A Fairfax newspaper has run a cartoon poking fun at African people for having fat lips, rejected elsewhere for being "too offensive". The Bendigo Advertiser has offered a full apology.
The Bendigo Advertiser,
a Fairfax daily newspaper, took a stand against racism yesterday with this piece:
The column stated:
"I have read about racism in the newspapers. I know about the White Australia Policy and the 2005 Cronulla riots. But for most of my life I have escaped being exposed to racism first-hand, that is, until Sunday afternoon at the football."
But perhaps Advertiser
reporter Maddie Wines should have written "for most of my life I have escaped being exposed to racism first-hand, that is, until I read page 19 of my own paper today". That's where readers found this: