Australsk tegner deltager i Irans holocaust tegnekonkurrence


One of Australia’s best-known cartoonists, Michael Leunig, on Tuesday denied entering two of his works in an Iranian newspaper’s contest for cartoons about the Holocaust, saying they were sent maliciously by someone else. A media report out of Tehran had said Leunig had submitted the first entry in the contest, launched Monday by Hamshahri, one of Iran’s top five newspapers, in retaliation for the publication of drawings of the Prophet Muhammad.Leunig vehemently denied the claim, saying he had been “set up horribly, maliciously.” He said had been contacted late Monday by a concerned editor at Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, which publishes many of Leunig’s cartoons. 

Der er tvivl om, om det er tegneren selv, der har indsendt tegningen, eller om det er andre, der har gjort det. Han tager selv afstand fra, at den er indsendt, men det, at han tegner tegninger, der kan anvendes taler jo for sig selv.

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