Stripped of everything,” the May 12 Free for All letter criticizing Darrin Bell’s April 28 “Candorville” comic strip as “mak[ing] fun of homeless people,” completely missed the point. Bell’s depiction of a homeless individual commenting about not responding optimally to the housing market was irony, not ridicule. This is clear both in reading the single strip and in context of how “Candorville” consistently and incisively points out the gross imbalance and abuses of power in the United States.

Dalal Musa, Falls Church