Letter: Can’t appease everyone

By The Daily Illini

I do realize that the last strip of “I Hate Pam” included a joke that could be taken as overly anti-Semitic, but that’s not the only strip that has included content that could be perceived as offensive. The last few strips of Kevin Jones’ “Lecture Hall” has overly glorified, not only underage drinking, but it also made it seem that it is okay for upperclassmen to force minors to drink.

Clearly, neither the University nor The Daily Illini condone underage drinking or peer pressure and therefore should not publish material that would lead people to believe otherwise. In Pat Doran’s “The Way Life Should Be,” there was a drawing of a woman baring her breasts at Kam’s. I’m sure there are people of both genders that can find this equally offensive as a joke about a Jewish person’s nose.

Now, I’m not saying that these comics should be banned from the DI, either; I happen to enjoy both of these comics on a near-daily basis. However, I am a person who is not easily offended. I’m just saying that if you look hard enough, you’ll find someone that will be offended by every off-the-wall thing on your comics page. Finally, I’m sure that the number of people who have a good sense of humor outnumbers the people who were offended by this. If the DI tried to appease every person who wrote in with a quibble, then the DI’s comic page would be filled with strips of Mark Trail or something that would make Math 415 lecture look like a KISS concert.

Andrew Krok

freshman in engineering

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