saw this online :
.....Since the popularity and the subsequent outcry by the Muslims has literally gone to a frenzy it seems both Molly and Jon seem to be distancing themselves from the event Molly has made a statement on her website to say
I did NOT ‘declare’ May 20 to be “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.” I made a cartoon about the television show South Park being censored. The cartoon-poster, with a fake ‘group’ behind it, went viral and was taken seriously. I never started a facebook page; a stranger did and there is nothing I can do about it.
My one-off cartoon of a fictional poster does not work well as a long-term plan. The vitriol this ‘day’ has brought out, of people who only want to draw obscene images, is offensive to the Muslims who did nothing to endanger our right to expression in the first place. Only Viacom and Revolution Muslim are to blame, so write to them instead!
I apologize to people of Muslim faith and ask that this ‘day’ be called off.
Thank you to those who are turning this crazy thing into an opportunity for dialogue, education and solutions.
(I regret going on a local radio show on April 25th; my ego took me there, it was a mistake. I meant for this to remain a fictional CARTOON, an artictic IDEA, never to catch fire as an actual ‘event’.)