Or perhaps more accurately, an Australian crying racism.
It’s not actually a very good cartoon, neither properly scathing nor funny. But this reaction is de trop:
Amanda Wise, an associate professor of sociology at Macquarie University, said in her view the cartoon was shocking and would be unacceptable in the UK, the US or Canada.
“This cartoon is unequivocally racist and draws on very base stereotypes of third world, underdeveloped people who don’t know what to do with technology,” Wise told Guardian Australia.
“India is the technology centre of the world right now and has some of the most high-tech industries on the planet in that part of the world. The underlying message is that people in developing countries don’t need all these technologies to do with climate change – they need food.
“But actually it is people living in poverty that will suffer the most through food security, sea level rises, dropping of the water table.”
Fuck off you mad bint.
The truth about India is that yes, there’s concentrations of technology there. And also, out in those rural villages, one of the largest concentrations of abject, absolute, poverty in the world. Still hundreds of millions on that $1.90 a day.
But then when has an associate professor of sociology ever known anything about the real world?