Zuckerberg cartoon called anti-Semitic, German newspaper’s artist apologizes, replaces caricature || By JTA


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Cartoon of Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook octopus in Süddeutsche Zeitung

BERLIN — A caricature of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a German newspaper has drawn charges of anti-Semitism against the artist and newspaper.

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As a comment on Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, announced last week, artist Burkhard Mohr depicted the 29-year-old Jewish entrepreneur as an octopus reaching with its tentacles to control social media in the daily German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

With its exaggerated features, including a long nose and thick lips, critics said the cartoon octopus resembles in more ways than one the cartoons published by the rabidly anti-Semitic Julius Streicher in his Nazi-era ”Der Stuermer” magazine.

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