Australian Cartoonist Fired for Vaccine Mandate Cartoon


A famous Australian cartoonist has lost his job at The Age daily, a Melbourne newspaper, for criticizing the government vaccine mandates. Cartoonist Michael Leunig said in The Australian that the newspaper editors censored dozens of his works this year, but the cartoon drawing parallels to China's Tiananmen Square proved to be too much for them and was the last straw.


After this Tuananmen cartoon was rejected by The Age, Leunig published the drawing on Instagram.


Soon thereafter, Leunig was told that he was being let go.


Leunig had worked at The Age for 20 years. The Age editor Gay Alcorn reportedly told the artist that he was "out of touch" with readers.


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