WHO director-general ‘pained’ by racist cartoon of Omicron coming from SA

WHO director-general ‘pained’ by racist cartoon of Omicron coming from SA

2021-12-07 02:08:00 PM

WHO director-general ‘pained’ by racist cartoon of Omicron coming from SA

World Health Organisation DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says it pains him that shows of racism, like the recent cartoon depicting SA spreading the Omicron variant to Europe, “still plague the challenges facing the world today”.

Nivashni NairSenior reporterWorld Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted that caricaturing people crammed in a boat taking a virus to Europe was disgusting. File photo.Image:Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERSWorld Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says it pains him that shows of racism, like the recent cartoon depicting SA spreading the Omicron variant of the coronavirus to Europe, “still plague the challenges facing the world today”.

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On Monday evening Ghebreyesus tweeted that caricaturing people crammed in a boat taking a virus to Europe was “disgusting”.“We can only advance, as one community, by promoting solidarity, not stigma,” he said.It pains me that shows of racism like this still plague the challenges facing the world today.

Caricaturing people crammed in a boat bringing a virus to Europe is disgusting.

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some white guy on twitter saw nothing wrong with that cartoon The cartoon is not a mistake. It reflects what they think and feel about us. Apologies do not change the way they feel about an African. Omicron gave them an opportunity to express it. Congratulations to the lucky winners yesterday.We are still giving out a payment of R17000 to R19000 to the first 30 people to comment CASH just like we did yesterday .Mike67857

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Mmusi Maimane slams cartoon depicting Omicron variant as black and from SAOne SA Movement leader Mmusi Maimane said the cartoon was racist and highlighted the deep-seated anti-black sentiment from the international community. Who cares He could never have said that under the watch of Madam Z Tell Mmusi to cry himself a fokken river!