A small Vermont newspaper has been forced to apologize for publishing a tasteless cartoon depicting the Las Vegas massacre. The Bennington Banner published the editorial cartoon on Tuesday – just two days after the worst mass shooting in US history – which showed a pile of dead bodies with the caption ‘Whatever happens in Vegas…’ It sparked outrage among readers who branded the image ‘disgusting’ while some even demanded that cartoonist Randall Enos and executive editor Kevin Moran should

resign. Others called for a boycott of the local Vermont paper. Moran tried to rationalize the ‘offensive’ cartoon, saying it was meant as a commentary on gun control and the likelihood that the government will take little to no action to introduce weapon regulations. But he acknowledged that publishing it in Tuesday’s edition ‘was not the right time or the right place’ for that conversation, adding ‘we must first mourn and honor the victims’. READ MORE