I believe you made a grave editorial error in agreeing to publish Molton’s cartoon [“Pigdemic”] featured in the May 6 edition of your paper. The cartoon is bigoted.
Hinging a commentary using uncreative, overplayed and unrealistic stereotypes is not admirable. But printing it? It’s as if you are endorsing ignorance. I can’t imagine that you want to do that.
To top it off, the sign in the cartoon specifies an area 67 miles away from Asheville, pointing a finger to a very real place with very real people. This targeting takes away any remote chance that I’ve misread the cartoon.
Please join me and my neighbors in building a safe, secure community, and retract your printing of the cartoon.
— Amy Sawyer
Editor’s note: Please see Xpress comments on this subject in the letter “Hypocrisy on hillbillies”.