‘Metal Zippers’: Cartoonist’s cartoonist loses face over metal zipper
Posted On September 10, 2021
A cartoonist who drew a cartoon about metal zipper designs has lost his job after drawing a cartoon mocking the idea that there’s any connection between the two.
“Metal zipper” has become a symbol of hatred and oppression around the world.
Metal zipper designs have become a powerful symbol of racism and hate in many countries, with many people drawing cartoons using them as a symbol to mock people of colour, people with mental health problems, transgender people, the poor and others.
A metal zipper is an unisex and polyester-based zipper.
It’s made from a combination of nylon, polyester, and leather.
It comes in a variety of colours, shapes, and patterns.
The cartoonist behind the cartoon, Ben White, drew the cartoon “Metal Zipper”, which is now in the public domain.
He drew the comic on a laptop and put it online on YouTube.
The Cartoonist at Large, a cartooning organisation, says that the cartoon drew a lot of attention, and was widely shared.
But the organisation is calling for the cartoonist to apologise.
The organisation says in a statement that Ben White has violated the rules of the Cartoonist License Agreement and has violated his rights.
“The Cartoonist Licensing Agency, in consultation with the Commission on Accreditation, has revoked his certificate of copyright,” it says.
“We ask that he immediately cease using the cartoon and remove it from the internet.”
The Cartoonists Guild of Australia said in a release that Ben “has shown contempt for the rules and standards that apply to the profession”.
The Cartooning Industry Association of Australia, a trade body for the industry, said the cartoon was not meant to be a critique of metal zipper design.
“It’s not meant as a critique on the zipper design itself, but as a satire on the metal zipper’s use as a form of symbolic oppression,” the association said in its statement.
“An alternative, more positive, way of addressing the problem of the metal zippers is to build communities of metal-saturated love, and to create more opportunities for people to express themselves through art.”
A statement from the Cartoonists Association of Australasia said the “misogyny” in the cartoon is “not new”.
“It is an insult to the many people who work hard to create a positive future for themselves, their families, and the communities they live in,” it said.
“By promoting hatred and prejudice in this manner, it is a deliberate and deliberate attempt to harm and dehumanise the people who create and produce this work.”
It said the group was calling for Ben White to “remain off the internet”.
A spokesperson for the Cartooning Association of the Americas said that “we cannot support the cartoon’s creator’s attempts to promote hatred”.
“The association stands behind its member and does not condone its use,” the statement said.
Ben White is a cartoonist in the United States and Australia, but has also made cartoons for other countries.
In a series of cartoons he has drawn for the UK’s Daily Mail and the BBC.
Ben said he didn’t think he was in any way racist, saying he just drew the cartoons for fun.
He said that the BBC’s cartoonists and the Daily Mail cartoonists didn’t seem to understand the issue.
“I just wanted to show how the metal is used to oppress us and the metalzippers as a group,” he said.