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Don't trust on Wikipedia (by Latuff)
by Latuff (latuff [at] uninet.com.br)
Tuesday Apr 10th, 2007 10:52 AM
Let's go with another dirty trick...
Some of my friends wrote me about the Wikipedia article on me and I'd like to clarify some points. After checking the article, especially "discussion" and "history" sections, you can see it's far from neutral. You will always find someone trying to attach labels like "racist" or "anti-Semite" (surprised?), including Deviantart users, who, unhappy for having comments hidden by me in my DA page and for my criticism against U.S. and Israel, migrate to Wikipedia to release all their anger against me.

And now they've even created a fake biography where it's said that I was "born into a family of 7 in Rio de Janeiro to a Brazilian father and an Argentinian mother" and that "parents separated after my mother moved back to Argentina to marry a Jewish man." And of course, refering to some made up gay affair: "At the age of 34, Carlos and his soon-to-be husband, Javier, traveled to Toronto, ON where they would undergo vows for marriage."

The most interesting thing is that I was NEVER contacted by ANY Wikipedia editor for collecting information about me and my art or at least VERIFY the authencity of such "biography".

The real story is that: NO, I was not born in a family of 7. NO my parents aren't separated (of course the choice for a "Jewish man" by editors was not by accident, as if it could sound extra offensive to me) and NO, I'm not married with men or women. If I had a gay relationship I would have no problem making it public, 'cause I really don't have any problems with gays or lesbians. In fact, I've been a supporter of gay and lesbian human rights.

In short, this Wikipedia article is great for good laughs but NOT for serious information about me and my art. So my advice for you readers and supporters is do not trust in everything you see about me around the Web. If you want ACCURATE information on me and my cartoons, you can start from here:

http://benjaminheine.blogspot.com/2007/02/interview-with-carlos-latuff.html
http://www.iraqslogger.com/index.php/post/829
http://palestinechronicle.com/story-2002092700153681.htm
http://www.geocities.com/voiceoftherepublic/issue02.htm

If you have any doubt about anything, don't be fooled by anyone, talk right to the artist: latuff [at] uninet.com.br

Since the poor guys can't make anything to stop the world flow of anti-Israeli apartheid cartoons, they try cheap dirty tricks like this. Anyway, judging by this "biography", I can say they have a bright future writing screenplays for U.S. sitcoms.
Hehehehehehehehe!!!
:)
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Mandeep off the deep endGregory KohsThursday Apr 12th, 2007 7:42 AM
Reply to Mr. KohsMandeep MThursday Apr 12th, 2007 3:26 AM
getting some facts straightwikipedian and indymedia volunteerWednesday Apr 11th, 2007 3:17 PM
Management doesn't like your kindRen-bWednesday Apr 11th, 2007 2:29 PM
More unsubstantiated nonsenseGregory KohsWednesday Apr 11th, 2007 12:39 PM
My two centsMandeep MWednesday Apr 11th, 2007 6:24 AM
Longtime Wikipedian (not surprisingly) gets it wrongGregory KohsTuesday Apr 10th, 2007 10:14 PM
Background on Mr. KohsLongtime WikipedianTuesday Apr 10th, 2007 9:29 PM
Wikipedia = no control. Centiare = full control.Gregory KohsTuesday Apr 10th, 2007 8:14 PM
InformationWikipedia SysopTuesday Apr 10th, 2007 8:09 PM