Feb. 10 is the first time that I had ever glanced at the “Bizarro” cartoon, and I was appalled by its content. Considering the scourge of opioid addiction and its devastating effects in Maine, I can’t imagine that I am the only person that was offended by the image of a pharmacist touting opiods at half-price during “happy hour.”

On Feb. 13, “Bizarro” depicted a medicine man, or shaman, with a placard urging the legalization of medical cannabis. Since I support medical marijuana, the reasons that I found this cartoon distasteful are that it diminishes the role of medical marijuana and it is an affront to Native Americans, as it depicts them in an ignorant and unflattering manner.

I believe that the newspaper should show more responsibility in choosing what is published on the comics page.

Patsy Tessier

Gardiner

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