Wow. This is not a joke.
The headline, illustration and text of “Below the Beltway,” a column in The Washington Post Magazine today, may cause offense to readers.
The magazine was printed before a widely publicized incident last week in which a chimpanzee attacked and badly mauled a woman in Stamford, Conn.
In addition, the image and text inadvertently may conjure racial stereotypes that The Post does not countenance. We regret the lapse.
Coming next week: the Post regrets using the phrases “attacked and badly mauled woman” and “conjure racial stereotypes” in the same paragraph.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin emailed me the cartoon:
Yeah, cuz when I see “monkey carrying white woman over his shoulder,” I totally think “black dude”!