Reader threatens boycott over joke
To the Editor,
In your October issue, you printed a joke called "Three Cajuns".
The joke was no laughing matter!
You are making jokes about people dying of AIDS.
For your information, the gay community is not the only people affected by the disease.
It's obvious that you and your writers are anti-gay, ultra conservatives, but printing this is a disgrace, even for your narrow minds.
I've noticed in your paper before that you frequently write about your stance against the gay community, but this is taking it too far.
The purpose of this email is to inform you that I will be writing each of the businesses that advertised in this edition of your paper. Along with the letter will be a copy of the "joke" which you published.
The letter will be signed by others who feel that you have crossed the line.
We will explain to each business that we understand that the views expressed by you and your ultra conservative writers are not necessarily their views. However, should they use your paper for advertising in the future, that we as a group will no longer do business at their establishments and ask our friends and families to do the same.
I do understand that the jokes are meant to be for a good laugh, but would you have printed a joke about breast cancer, prostate cancer, or any other disease? I don't think so.
I don't think it's funny, my friends and co-workers didn't think it was funny, now we need to see if the businesses who advertise in your paper think it's funny.
For the Editor's response click here. Scroll down to "No joking"