Adelaide newspaper The Advertiser has unreservedly apologised for a cartoon depicting the recent bushfire disaster in Greece, after it drew criticism from many who saw it.
Created by Jos Valdman and appearing in Thursday’s edition of the News Corp-owned paper, the cartoon – titled “Another Greek Tragedy” – depicts ancient Greek warriors using ceramic vases to douse the fires.
The bushfires in Greece, which are believed to have been deliberately lit, have claimed 91 lives so far, with 25 people still missing.
The cartoon copped a wave of criticism, with some labelling it “disgraceful” and “absolutely disgusting”, while The Pappas Post’s Dareden Livesay wrote a scathing open letter to Valdman.
— Kristos Kyriacou (@Kyri_1) July 26, 2018
The Advertiser was then forced to issue an apology on Friday, saying it was never its intention to further distress the Greek community.
Locked down Victorians who don’t currently have an Optus Sport subscription will have complimentary access to Optus Sport from this weekend to enjoy the UEFA Champions League tournament plus access to premium health and fitness content through the Optus Sport app. UEFA Champions League – the world’s premier continental football tournament – kicks off at […]
Torrens University Australia has launched ‘Career Crush’ via VCCP Sydney and Lash, to help match students with a career they’ll love. Career Crush is an online quiz that determines prospective students’ personal strengths, passions and aspirations to match them with the careers and courses they’re most compatible with. One of the toughest decisions young people […]
Pedestrian Group has partnered with Nine subsidiary Mi9 New Zealand to offer NZ brands the opportunity to partner with the likes of Business Insider Australia, Pedestrian.tv and Gizmodo Australia. Next month, Mi9 New Zealand will be representing Pedestrian Group in the NZ market, offering clients the opportunity to work with leading youth publications including Lifehacker […]
ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), a division of ViacomCBS, is launching a premium streaming service internationally, appealing to audiences of all ages. The new SVOD service will start its international roll-out early in 2021, offering exclusive premieres of all new SHOWTIME series, including Halo and American Rust. CBS All Access originals will also premiere exclusively on the new service, such […]
As part of a larger project to refine their brand with partner branding agency Re, Optus have engaged experimental creative studio FutureDeluxe to explore how the iconic ‘Yes’ brand mark behaves in a sophisticated 3D environment. FutureDeluxe have produced a series of 8x idents and a number of static key visuals which will be used […]