Toronto Paper Runs "Racist And Sexist" Cartoon Of Chinese-Canadian Candidate

The people of Toronto were appalled. The cartoon ran right before Election Day.

On Sunday – a day before elections – the Toronto Sun ran this editorial cartoon of mayoral candidate Olivia Chow:

OK, it's legit - the Sun did run a cartoon of Olivia Chow in a Mao suit literally riding Jack Layton's coattails:

Daniel Dale@ddale8Follow

OK, it's legit - the Sun did run a cartoon of Olivia Chow in a Mao suit literally riding Jack Layton's coattails:

8:22 PM - 26 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jack Layton is Chow's late husband who was a politician himself and former leader of the New Democratic Party.

The drawing sparked immediate backlash and was dubbed racist, sexist and tasteless.

The #OliviaChow cartoon is not only real, but massively offensive. What a day Toronto... For women, for politics, for social media. #ugh

Kelly@broadwaybabytoFollow

The #OliviaChow cartoon is not only real, but massively offensive. What a day Toronto... For women, for politics, for social media. #ugh

8:28 PM - 26 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Yo @TheTorontoSun the @oliviachow cartoon is a crass example of some serious sexism. SHAME for pandering to the lowest common denominator

The Dying Arts@TheDyingArtsFollow

Yo @TheTorontoSun the @oliviachow cartoon is a crass example of some serious sexism. SHAME for pandering to the lowest common denominator

9:50 AM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That awful Toronto Sun @oliviachow cartoon is a great teaching tool: it exemplifies the mistreatment of both female AND minority candidates.

TheEerie@tcoteFollow

That awful Toronto Sun @oliviachow cartoon is a great teaching tool: it exemplifies the mistreatment of both female AND minority candidates.

11:07 PM - 26 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Chow slammed the paper.

Politics aside, Torontonians are rallying against the Sun and cartoonist Andy Donato.

EVERYONE, regardless of how vote today, should slam this RT @blogTO Olivia Chow slams Toronto Sun for cartoon http://t.co/V5VyWLx27C

Hannah Sung@HannahSungFollow

EVERYONE, regardless of how vote today, should slam this RT @blogTO Olivia Chow slams Toronto Sun for cartoon http://t.co/V5VyWLx27C

11:11 AM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dear @TheTorontoSun, for your racist cartoon of Olivia Chow, here's your award #topoli

Danko Jones@dankojonesFollow

Dear @TheTorontoSun, for your racist cartoon of Olivia Chow, here's your award #topoli

9:38 PM - 26 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite