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I drew two other cartoons on the coronavirus and vaccines this weekend in addition to this one. I may draw one on vaccine passports tonight.
Do you remember that Devin Nunes Cow twitter account that was newsworthy last year or so? Yeah, that guy…or cow…retweeted this cartoon. That cow retweet got over 700 likes, 200 retweets, and a shit ton of comments with many of them accusing me of…wait for it….fatophobia.
Apparently, I’m being mean to fat people. Can I use the fat-friend defense? Some of my best friends are fat? There are fat people in my family? I’m getting fat?
Here’s the thing, kids. The guy being pulled up the hill is supposed to be heavy. It’s hard to draw a heavy skinny guy. Fact.
Stop being a bunch of fat crybabies. I kid. I kid.
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In your defense, Clay, here’s another version of the same idea, and… HEY!!!… that guy is fat, too!!!
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“ with many of them accusing me of…wait for it….fatophobia.”
I thought that the proper term was “Fat Shaming”.
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You need to use a ”fat guy” to make the visual work. If you had a lovely, lithe, young female, the gag would be dead in the water.
When we were kids and someone’s lunch bag got flattened, we’d say ”hey Franky, looks like a fat guy sat on your lunch! har har.” A skinny guy wouldn’t work. That’s the secret of sophisticated comedy.
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The sad reality!! … “Here’s the thing, kids. The guy being pulled up the hill is supposed to be heavy. It’s hard to draw a heavy skinny guy. Fact.”
Just popped by to say you’ve lost me.
My loss maybe, but I’m no longer engaged.