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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Comics controversy

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 8:55 AM

It's not likely to prompt the over-the-top controversy of the cancellation of "Overboard," but the "Zits" comic in today's Democrat-Gazette depicted a character who said he is gay.

History: The newspaper cancelled a previously run comic, "For Better or Worse," because of a story line about the coming out of one of the characters. More famously, it has refused to run strips with the word "fart." Is this a new and more enlightened comics editing policy? Or just an oversight?

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