Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Mike Peters Sued by Colombian Coffee Growers

Not a joke.
Above: the offending MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM comic strip.

"The Federation of Colombian Coffee Growers announced a multi-million dollar lawsuit against U.S. cartoonist Mike Peters over a cartoon published in U.S. newspapers linking Colombian coffee with crime syndicates."

They want $20 million in compensation. More here.

Hat tip to Journalista!

16 comments:

Edo said...

Nice one!! great style!!

Anonymous said...

You can't sue Superman! What's the matter with them? Oooops, did I just give away his secret identity?

Dave Mowder

Daniel Beyer said...
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Robert Gidley said...

Thing is, this was part of a series of strips (it was started by the Ralph character finding out that the guy who invented Pringles had his ashes buried in a Pringles can).

Who else is going to sue? Bartles & James? Dr. Pepper? Betty Crocker?

What a ridiculous lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

when we say something bad american they don't sue us!!! i don't know what the problem is.... ohhhh way... Americans invade us and kill us... that's how the get back at us....

Brian Codagnone said...

Could be worse, back in the Pablo Escobar era they would have just killed him, and anyone else who happened to be in the same county...

Sherm said...

If anyone is linking Colombian coffee with crime syndicates, it's the dopes that are bringing the lawsuit! Methinks they do protest too much ^_^

Fraga said...

Uuuuffffff!!!

whatafffffff...

: (

Andy said...

Those Colombian lawsuits are the richest kind!

Anonymous said...

Ohh my goodness !!!!

Anonymous said...

While it is just a cartoon, it is based in ignorance and little creativity. I'm a cartoonist as well, and I visit Colombia. This toon maybe isn't lawsuit worthy... perhaps it's just lame.

Anonymous said...

It's really huge the ignorance of that Mr Peters; really amazing.

It's very easy to say stupid things when you don't know nothing about the real situation of a especific thing, in this case, about colombia's coffee growers.

Before make cartoons, you must try to read and search information.

I hope Mr Peters accept the invitation to visit Colombia. I wonder, will he be enough man for that?

Anonymous said...

I'm a Colombian living in the U.S. It looks like Mr Peters is the same kind of stupid gringo I meet once in a while that asks me, "oh, you are Colombian, can you get me some coke? he he he.."
I do not think every gringo I meet is stupid, evidence notwithstanding...

Anonymous said...

Is enjoyed the cartoon as much as I enjoy my cup of Colombian coffee with/with out bits of Mr. Juan Valdez or his mule.

Anonymous said...

Thats retarded. Really! I mean come on. They got nothing else to do with thier time? How can that not be funny. Ashes in a pringles can. Thats great! and 20 million? Come on! Thats the kind of number you sue the government for. Cartoonist dont make that much. Get over it!

webmaster said...

haha. I'm Colombian and I find this hilarious! I do think the people that have asked me for coke are stupid, but I do think people get offended really easy at times, like here.... (maybe bcuz it's a bit true ? o_O)..... AND although I don't want to display my name I must say that I happened to get the cartoonist's last name when I got married to a 'gringo', so there we go, i give him my support!... life knows maybe he is the artist of my newly-joined family.... :D