11/12/2010 3:20 PM ET |
Filed under: Oops!
Somebody is totally getting fired over this.
Yesterday, a Garfield comic strip was published (above) that seemed to imply that the holiday Veterans Day was 'National Stupid Day,' offending members of the armed forces and pretty much anyone else, so creator Jim Davis has issued a statement that claims that this is just a really unfortunate case of bad timing!
"Dear Friends, Fans and Veterans,
In what has to be the worst timing ever, the strip that runs in today's paper seems to be making a statement about veterans. It absolutely, positively has nothing to do with this important day of remembrance. It was written almost a year ago and I had no idea when writing it that it would appear today—of all days. I do not use a calendar that lists holidays and other notable days so when this strip was put in the queue, I had no idea it would run on Veterans Day. What are the odds? You can bet I'll have a calendar that lists everything by my side in the future. You'd have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our Veterans have done for all of us. Please accept my apologies for any offense today's Garfield may have created. It was unintentional and regrettable."
He makes a pretty good case for himself! Poor guy must have been blindsided when he realized what had happened!
However, this is still a pretty big oversight! Hopefully people will pay more attention to the content that's being published on days like yesterday!
Tags: apology, comic strip, creator, garfield, issue, jim davis, misunderstanding, offensive, statement, veterans day