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Missouri newspaper apologizes for publishing cartoon about duck boat tragedy

Posted at 3:15 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 17:15:01-04

A Missouri newspaper is apologizing after publishing a syndicated editorial cartoon regarding the duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake.

‘The Missourian’ issued an apology Friday morning after an image showing a hearse with “Ride the Ducks” on the side of it in water was published in Wednesday’s paper.

“The cartoon alone is viewed as insensitive by many people. When accompanied with the text of the artist, it shows the intent was to bring awareness to unsafe touring vehicles,” read a portion of paper’s apology.

The artist of the cartoon, Tom Stiglich, posted the image on his Facebook page July 22 with the text: “Another duck boat tragedy. How many more people need to die before they ban these floating death traps?”