So this Bizarro thing is still going, but this recent turn is, well, bizarro…
Bizarro Sex Scandal
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Dan Piraro has some readers seeing double.
The flap is over a cartoon that…
…showed a male doctor talking to another man, had a text block that had the doctor saying: “Your husband is in the recovery room. You could go back and see him if you like, but our government-sanctioned bigotry forbids it.”
He said his editor at King Features Syndicate… mentioned to him that he’d been getting a lot of complaints from editors about the cartoonist’s left-leaning politics, and that running the cartoon could result in some cancellations.
Piraro said he had changed the text to the following: “She’s going to be just fine — she’s quite a fighter. The anesthesiologist has a black eye and I think she may have cracked my ribs.”
“Not wishing to lose my voice entirely, I thought it was wise to send in a replacement caption for the same picture,” Piraro wrote.