Of Zapiro Calling Zuma A ‘Dick’

Jonathan Zapiro has always been, well, controversial. He has always liked to push the envelope.

His latest cartoon in which he calls the President of South Africa is not satire. It is a direct insult.

Next to a picture showing portraying Zuma in the form of a penis he writes:

Though sex is his publicised sport
Zuma took the dick-painting to court
Suing Brett’s free expression
Confirmed the impression
He’s AS big a dick as we thought!

We think the portrayal of the head of state of a country as a dick is disgusting and adds nothing of value to the argument. People say people need to have a sense of humour and be able to laugh at themselves but this is an ‘all time low’ for someone who has is a bit self-infatuated with sans-conscience right right to an opinion.

The fact that he abuses the constitutional right to freedom of speech to settle what seems to be a personal score on a public forum is quite unfortunate.

The purpose it serves cannot be understood beyond a personal dislike for the president. It is just designed to shock people and have them talking about everything except the important issues. It lacks decency and strips dignity from the highest office in the country.

Like the spear before it, it is disruptive, mischievous and morally bankrupt. You can say what you like about the shortcomings of Zuma but do something of that nature is beyond reproach.

If you have not seen the picture, follow this link

  • Thandokuhle

    The highest office has long ago been tainted by Zuma’s own reprehensible behaviour. Let’s not attack those who share their opinion and try to get us talking and thinking. It is our fault that we are not focussing on the issue he’s trying to broach–instead we attack HIM for telling the truth while Zuma continues to get away with his indecency. Tainting our youth. Why should we wonder why there is so much rape in South Africa? And HIV/AIDS.

    It is quite possible that the image was in poor taste… But that isn’t the issue. We should address the REASON that an artist would even be tempted to see a head of state in that way.

    • There are ways to do these things without insulting. Your opinion of others is a reflection of self

      • Thandokuhle

        The purpose was actually insult him… As he continually insults us. I think telling the truth should not be attacked. Under any and all circumstances. We’re giving Zapiro altogether too much attention. Instead of addressing the issues he is trying to expose. I find Zuma quite disgusting and I have no issue with him being insulted. Why is he never attacked for it? He is much more harmful than Zapiro is.

        • Thandokuhle

          Ok… Maybe there are circumstances. Lol

        • The minute you resort to insults you lose the argument terribly

      • JJ Okocha

        ah 3-MOB u seem to contradict yourself. Little did you know RG was going to call Jamaican man ”useless” which is a direct insult as well……