In today’s issue, two Mountain Xpress contributors — the Asheville Disclaimer parody news and cartoonist Brent Brown — riff on the controversy over one of the most discussed and debated recent items to appear in the publication: Randy Molton’s May 6 “Pigdemic” cartoon.
Readers sounded off about the cartoon, which many deemed an offense against mountain culture for intimating that a mountain resident had sexual intercourse with livestock (specifically, a pig), in lengthy online discussions here, here and here.
Perhaps the discussion will take even more new directions, given the follow-up pieces by Brown (click here to see his cartoon) and the Disclaimer folks (click here for their bit).
— Jon Elliston, managing editor
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