Friday, 27 April 2012

386: Anita Bryant 2 - Oliphant

Syndicated cartoon, 5 July 1977

In contrast to Buchwald’s piece, this editorial cartoon by Oliphant is nothing but caricature.

A wild gaggle of effeminates, with curly hair (a very 60s carton cliché), earrings and swinging their handbags at a line of solid riot cops.

You’ll also note the subsidiary tagline from Oliphant’s little character at the bottom of the cartoon: “Whatever they are, here they come again”, which only confirms that gays are some alien other and the very idea of gays protesting is ridiculous.

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