So Friday afternoon I tuned in to CapeTalk, only to hear about Zapiro’s latest cartoon. Apparently there is controversy surrounding it, as John Maythem told us.
He went in great detail to explain what the cartoon looked like – Jacob Zuma depicted as a penis, with a shower on his head. And lots of writing.
The Capetalk listeners as usual either responded in glee or disgust – mainly along racial lines, not that I could see anything to be either happy or disgusted about. Only more of the same old same old.
Showerhead – tick. Insulting Zuma – tick. Zapiro vs Zuma and sexual innuendo – tick.
Zuma insulted by the cartoon – tick. The ANC milking the ‘insult’ for all its worth – tick.
Capetalk listeners same old responses – tick.
It looked like nothing but a Zapiro cry for attention after Brett Murray stole the Zuma limelight from him. And he doesn’t even seem to be ashamed to be copying someone else’s idea.
I couldn’t even muster my usual emotional or even a mildly intellectual response – very unusual as anyone who knows me or reads my blog regularly can attest to.
As to the ANC’s response – YAWN!
See the cartoon here.