Danish Newspaper Earns Criticisms From China After Publishing Cartoon Coronavirus Flag
China is now demanding a public apology from a Danish newspaper after publishing a cartoon of the Chinese flag with coronavirus images.
Earlier this week, the daily Jyllands-Posten from Denmark released a cartoon of the Chinese flag with five stars representing the particles of the 2019 novel coronavirus. China’s embassy in Denmark called the cartoon an insult to the Chinese people.
The Chinese embassy said that Danish artist Niels Bo Bojesen and Posten must apologize to the Chinese people for the disrespectful cartoon with a caption “Coronavirus”. The embassy said that the image has crossed the ethical boundary of free speech.
“Without any sympathy and empathy, it has crossed the bottom line of civilized society and the ethical boundary of free speech and offends human conscience,” the Chinese embassy said.
However, the Danish newspaper Editor-in-chief Jacob refused to apologize stating that they have no intention to mock the current situation of China. “We cannot apologize for something that we don’t believe is wrong,” Nybroe said.
Coronavirus is currently affecting a lot of countries all around the world and infected thousands of people worldwide. Many nations are now implementing precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.
Jyllens-Posten also sparks outrage across the Muslim community after creating a satirical image of the Prophet Mohammad in 2005.
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