A scandal broke out in Latvia after a comic book with AFU soldiers in the form of pigs was released

A scandal broke out in Latvia after a comic book with AFU soldiers in the form of pigs was released

A scandal has erupted in Latvia after a state-funded portal LSM published a comic with Ukrainian armed forces soldiers depicted as pigs, Delfi has reported.

According to the article, the comic published to mark the second anniversary of the start of the special operation in Ukraine depicted pigs in military uniforms representing Ukrainian soldiers, a publication that was the subject of “widespread criticism from internet users”.

The LSM editorial board, responding to user outrage, initially stated that the pigs in the comic could be construction workers, train passengers or participants in sports games. “Pig Comics” is LSM’s weekly comics about current events in Latvia and the world.

Later, a clarification was published by the portal’s editor-in-chief Marta Ceravas, who admitted that a particular issue of “Pork Comics” about the conflict in Ukraine was “in the wrong place and at the wrong time”. She apologised to users, and the issue itself was removed from the portal.

At the same time, the artist who creates the comic commented on the incident on social networks, saying that “Pork Comics always supports Ukraine”.

At the same time, the Latvian Council of Public Electronic Media (SEPLP) called on the public media ombudsman Anda Ro┼żukalne to assess the LSM publication.

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