Cartoonist Mark Cerrone has spoken out against the term “cartoon” and other derogatory terms used to describe people in the entertainment industry.
In an interview with Billboard, Cerrones’ attorney, Scott Waugh, called the term racist and said the term was being used to “create an atmosphere of hatred and violence against minorities.”
“I am not sure if I’m qualified to say anything about the issue, but there’s a term out there that is not in any way acceptable to me, which is cartoonist, and I feel that is a term that should be removed,” Waugh said.
“And the word ‘cartoony’ is the epithet of a cartoonist.”
Cerrone, who is best known for his work on “Mad Men,” “The Sopranos” and “The Wire,” also addressed the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, calling the attack “a senseless and unprovoked attack on the innocent,” and called for more civility and a stronger safety net in the country.
Cerrones also took aim at a “cartooney” movement, saying that he thinks the term is a “very old term” that should never be used again.
“It’s a very old term, and people are very, very confused about it,” he said.
“I think that is really the problem.
They want to take away this term, which, in the end, I think it does little good.”