New Zealand newspaper publishes cartoon mocking Samoa measles crisis

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Otago Daily Times criticised for cartoon joking about measles outbreak that has killed 55 A New Zealand newspaper has caused outrage for publishing a cartoon that made light of the measles crisis engulfing Samoa, which has killed 55 people so far, most of them children under the age of four. The Otago Daily Times published the cartoon in Tuesday’s newspaper from artist Chris Tremain, which depicted two white women walking out of a travel agent, one saying to the other: “I asked ‘What are the least popular spots at the moment?’ She said: ‘The ones people are picking up in Samoa.’” Continue …

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