January 11, 2013

Regarding the Jan. 6 “Beetle Bailey” comic strip:

How on earth, in this day and age, can you continue to run a “comic” that makes fun of a guy constantly getting beaten up? To top it off, it’s a guy serving his country being beaten up by his superior. What’s funny about that?

I usually skip the strip, but I was lured in this time. Then bam! The last frame showed Beetle beaten up again by Sarge while the strip concluded, “Thank goodness there are plenty of them.” So it’s okay to beat up Beetle because, if he doesn’t pull through, there are more to replace him?

For those of us who have served, been intimidated by a superior, beaten up or bullied — stop running this comic!

Lee Ann Candon, Edgewater