Michael de Adder, a Canadian editorial cartoonist has lost his job just two days after his illustration of President Donald Trump playing golf over the bodies of two drowned migrants went viral on social media.
“The highs and lows of cartooning. Today I was just let go from all newspapers in New Brunswick,” De Adder tweeted. He later clarified that he had technically been under contract to work for Brunswick News Inc., and wasn’t an employee who could be fired.
Brunswick News Inc. responded in a statement on Sunday that “it is entirely incorrect to suggest” that it canceled a freelance contract with de Adder over the Trump cartoon. “This is a false narrative which has emerged carelessly and recklessly on social media,” the publishing company wrote.
De Adder tweeted that he would bounce back from losing the job and that he just had to “recoup a percentage of my weekly income.