NEWSWATCH: Writing in today's City Press, Ferial Haffajee says that a decision has been taken to remove the controversial image.
City Press: The Spear is down - out of care and fear... Haffajee writes "The Spear is down. Out of care and as an olive branch to play a small role in helping turn around a tough moment, I have decided to take down the image.
"When we published an art review, which featured The Spear as one image, I could not have anticipated that it would snowball into a moment of such absolute rage and pain. Have I been naïve in this? Perhaps."
Is it a vain hope that now that 'The Spear' has been taken down, calls for boycotts and all the rest of it will cease?
I heard a radio interview with Ms. Haffajee this morning, and my heart went out to her. What began as a comment on political satire/parody has shown us that the cut inflicted on us during the apartheid years was deeper and more painful than we could have imagined. Posted on 28 May 2012 16:18
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