An Australian newspaper has caused outrage after it published a cartoon by controversial right-wing cartoonist Bill Leak depicting a rainbow coloured Nazi army.
— Aleczander Gamboa (@aleczZzander) September 21, 2016
The Australian newspaper has caused widespread offend today after it published an illustration by the controversial right-wing cartoonist Bill Leak. The picture features rainbow suited Nazi troopers, with the caption Waffen-SSM which seems to link same-sex marriage to the Nazi’s military Waffen-SS wing.
The Australian is owned by media mogul Murdoch.
Australia is currently debating whether same-sex marriage should be made legal. The Government is planning to hold a public referendum on the issue of same-sex marriage,
The picture has been found particularly offensive because the Nazi’s were known to have arrested 50,000 gay men and executed 15,000 of them during their time in power.
Bill Leak. What a prick. He does not deserve any respect after that horrid cartoon comparing gay activists to Nazis in The Australian today.
— Elias Jahshan (@Elias_Jahshan) September 21, 2016
the australian lgbt population was compared to nazis. in 2016. in a newspaper. pic.twitter.com/KvB1xgFdG1
— folie à deux on main (@ocelotrevolving) September 21, 2016