Newspaper publisher pulls controversial cartoon, apologizes

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After causing international outrage, the publisher of a weekly Kansas newspaper has taken down a cartoon that was criticized as anti-semitic because it compared Gov. Laura Kelly's mask mandate to the Holocaust.

Dane Hicks, chairman of the Anderson County Republican Party, took the cartoon off of the Anderson County Review's Facebook page Sunday afternoon and apologized.

"After some heartfelt and educational conversations with Jewish leaders in the U.S. and abroad, I can acknowledge the imagery in my recent editorial cartoon describing state government overreach in Kansas with images of the Holocaust was deeply hurtful to members . . .

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