Cartoonist in hot water over ‘homophobic’ Dewani tweet

2014-12-09 08:17

Cape Town - A cartoonist landed in hot water on Monday evening after his offensive tweet about Shrien Dewani.
Jeremy Nell, whose pen name is Jerm, tweeted: “What’s more gay: Shrien Dewani or the South Africa justice system?”

Activist Zackie Achmat simply responded by saying “the stupidest comment?” while others called Nell out on the apparent homophobia displayed in the tweet.

“Homophobic comment as if there is something wrong with being gay! Stop with your racist and homophobic tendencies,” Roscoe Jacobs told the cartoonist.

Not long after the offending tweet, Nell said he retracted it and apologised.

“I retracted the tweet and apologised. It was a poor attempt at my cartoon.”

Nell’s cartoons have been published on eNCA, Eyewitness News, the Sunday Times, Rapport and Rolling Stone among other publications.

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