A Canadian cartoonist’s, Michael de Adder loses job after his illustration of President Donald Trump playing golf over the bodies of two drowned migrants went viral.
Michael de Adder took to Twitter to announce he had been let go by the publishing company in New Brunswick, Canada.
“The highs and lows of cartooning. Today I was just let go from all newspapers in New Brunswick,” De Adder tweeted. He later clarified he was taken on a contract to work for Brunswick News Inc. and was not an employee.
Meanwhile, Brunswick News Inc. responded in a statement on Sunday saying “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.