The German cartoonist Burkhard Mohr has published a cartoon in the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung depicting the American Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the form of an octopus trying to control the companies specialized in the Internet; a cartoon that criticizes WhatsApp Purchase by Facebook.
Since Zuckerberg is of a Jewish origin, the cartoonist has been accused of anti-Semitism, just for depicting Zuckerberg with a long nose, where several newspapers and news sites have conveyed a statement of anti-Semitism hunter "Simon Wiesenthal" Center's president, saying to the Israeli "Jerusalem Post" newspaper that it blatantly reminds us of the Nazi cartoon published in 1938 which depicted Winston Churchill as a Jewish octopus encircling the globe." He added by comparing Zuckerberg's real nose and the nose in the cartoon, "if anyone has any doubts about the anti-Semitic dimension of the cartoon, we can point to Mark Zuckerberg’s very prominent nose, which is not the case in real life."
Burkhard Mohr, who was born in 1959, hurried to send a letter of apology to "Jerusalem Post" newspaper in which he said " Anti-Semitism and racism are ideologies which are totally foreign to me." Mohr said that he was "shocked" by what he heard of criticism about this cartoon, adding that those who know him and his drawings know that " it is the last thing I would do, to defame people because of their nationality, religious view or origin ". He strictly refused to view his cartoon as "anti-Jewish agitation", and said that his cartoon was " is a combination of an octopus from the film the Pirates of Caribbean.".
Additionally, he wrote that his cartoon "did not deal with Mr. Zuckerberg, [but] rather Facebook. I am sorry that it led to this misunderstanding and hurt the feelings of some readers."
Sacha Stawski, the head of the Media Watchdog Organization in Germany, has supported the accusations and said to the same newspaper, " Every citizen has the right to be concerned about the invasion of his or her privacy, whe ther it be in regards to Google, Facebook … And one may even compare such a multifold in vasion into all areas of our privacy to the creeping arms of an octopus. So far so good."
Then she added, "The problem begins, however, when one replaces the face of this world-controlling octopus with that of a human, who shows traits, particularly the hooked nose, which the Nazis attributed particularly to Jews, thus transforming an otherwise perfectly acceptable caricature of the company Facebook into an anti-Semitic, Stürmer like caricature against the Jew Mark Zuckerberg; the octopus, just like snakes, and spiders being frequent ways in which the Stürmer portrayed Jews."
The incident reminds us of the control over the cartoonists and journalists in Europe and America when it comes to the state of Israel as a religious state, or any Jew, even if they considered themselves as atheists, just like Zuckerberg. So, the cartoonists in Europe and America have to check the religion of any person they want to draw? And when they appeared to be Jews, they must think three times before embarking on this adventure, and then they should check the cartoon archives in the Nazi period perhaps there was a cartoon holding a similar idea to the idea which they wants to depict?
In addition, did Europe forget that the noses are drawn long in caricatures? If we asked anyone what the difference is between the image of an average person and his/her caricature, the first thing that comes to their mind is the long nose.
Many cartoonists have depicted Non-Jew celebrities with long noses, while this did not raise a turmoil about their caricatures, although their real noses look nicer than the nose of Zuckerberg himself. The following gallery includes some pictures and caricatures.nike air max 1 blue