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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 (just check my gallery for gay related artworks).

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:

benjaminheine.blogspot.com/200…
www.iraqslogger.com/index.php/…
palestinechronicle.com/story-2…
www.geocities.com/voiceofthere…

If you have any doubt about anything, don't be fooled by anyone, talk right to the artist: latuff@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!!!
:)

To know more about Wikipedia, I suggest a close look at Daniel Brandt's "Wikipedia Watch": www.wikipedia-watch.org/
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drivanmoffitt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
and yet you disable comments on your artwork and not allow people to express their opinions on the subject..... even though I disagree with Conservatoons (fuck it! I downright think he's a close minded idiot) at least he allows people to comment on his....political cartoons....
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urusupumo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
Wow, impressive LOL

I tried 15,000 times to post a comment and it looks like it is not really working. So here I am again:

I got your deviantart link from a myspace friend after i posted a bulleting about cartoonists. You seem perfect for what I am going to do. I am a musician and I want to make a cartoon together with somebody, I have concept and visuals and it is meant to have the power of 'The Wall'. I have a very vivid visual flow, I can send it to you if you want, if that's something that might interest you. There is no money involved, I am strongly inspired and I need a partner in this project who can draw and animate, I will write the music to this, and we can create it together and may be save the world :)

Me: [link]
[link]

I just join deviantart to be able to contact you, so my profile does not have any info
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ujmi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007   Interface Designer
Latuff :) I am sure there is no need to tell you to don't worry about these kids, just keep doing what you find right :)

I really appreciate your efforts :)
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Sadiya Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
wow that's pretty pathetic (on their part)..
sorry you have ppl trashing you.. i guess that's the reward for telling it like it is. :rose:

peace :peace:
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Mondai-Guujin-chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
I'm with all the above, people cannot accept other peoples views so they flame and try to discredit it by total (excuse the language) F**cktards. People who are that small minded shouldn't have the ability (or the brain power) to post on sites which are supposed to be for intulectual people, people who are interested in stuff that is interesting. INTERESTING. Just getting a point across =)
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Comandante-Antero Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
tanks man you said it better
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Mondai-Guujin-chan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
thats your opinion^^ people might not agree but thanks anyway^^
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Comandante-Antero Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
hey guy relax, take a rest.
assholes are everywere, but it dosnt means that W.P. shoud not be trusted, there are some pieces of shit writing wrong stuff, to make us(left) angry, and make wk close, you my friend are just a victim of difamation, they could be doing the same thing in thousends of sites.
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Okida Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they can't attack the message so they attack the messanger ><
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Jahan-X Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I know you dont reply to comments these days but I thought this might interest you

[link]
"devotion to peace" HA! yeah,tell that to the dead
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batetooz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
don't worry :)
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vest Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Wikipedia is great for getting the history and discography of musicians, artists, and entertainers. Yet if there's any sort of controversy attributed to the subject, it's very likely that the article will contain a lot of factual inaccuracies cited by people who have a political statement of their own to make.

People are by all means allowed to disagree with another's political ideology, but as soon as one goes to extreme hyperbole to make a case that they lose their credibility.

If there is a controversial subject I have to research, I will use Wikipedia. However, I won't cite the article itself, but I will instead go to the major trustworthy sources listed in the bibliography instead.
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KingNot Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Good thing they seemed to have cleaned it up!

Hmm, maybe I should edit the "Revolutionary War" to include the time George Washington got whisked by the wind past the straits of gibralter, just outside the Potomac. Thereafter, he went on an 'odyssey' to get back in time to win the revolution. He had to face many perils, including that of the "Isle of Cyclops"!
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Louisisthebest007 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
That's why articles like these should really include valid, factual sources cited for every notable point in the article.

Making stuff up is something Uncyclopedia and EncylopediaDramatica should go to, that article was just written by political-retards.
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Moralis1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Hi. I'm just writing to apologize on behalf of Wikipedia. As you probably know, Wikipedia is a collaboration. This allows for rather rapid growth, but, unfortunately, it also allows malicious or simply immature people to add misleading, inaccurate, or downright insulting information to the encyclopedia. We call this vandalism, and most of it is caught and removed rather rapidly (with repeat vandals being blocked from editing). Unfortunately, some malicious content slips through the cracks.

The reason you weren't contacted by Wikipedia: we aren't journalists, but rather compilers. Original research violates Wikipedia policy. All content is expected to be sourced from a major publication, with all positions given equal weight. At least, that's how it's SUPPOSED to work. Again, you seem to have slipped through the cracks...

On the bright side, I can assure you that there is no conspiracy at Wikipedia, as most of us have no more to do with one another than members of a forum, or members of deviantART. The nasty parts of your article were most likely added by a 12-year-old in a computer applications class, or at least someone with the maturity of a 12-year-old who disapproves of your ideas.

I'm going to look into the links you provided above and see if I can't turn out a more accurate article. If you have anything you'd like me to include in the article, feel free to contact me at Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Moralis). I only made this account to apologize to you and let you know that I'm going to try to improve and protect the article, so contact me on deviantART probably won't accomplish much.

Again, I'm terribly sorry that you were targeted in this way.
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Mthan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Wikipedia is a piece of sh*t. For instance they said there is an armenian genocide and locked the article. I think they take money for their foundation from Armenian and Jewish lobby. We know you Latuff, don't worry about Wikipedia...
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AdamZivojnovich Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That is kinda funny though that someone would do that, heh
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AdamZivojnovich Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never taken anything on wikipedia as pure fact. Since it can be edited by anyone.
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SrVnDaNK Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
OMG lol! thats fucked up! HAHA! Damn haters!
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Orkideh84 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
don't worry, as I saw, they were remowed.
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shashaveli Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
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Don't worry Latuff, it could be worse...they could make an article about you in....conservapedia.
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dancewiththesky Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
I removed both sections (they are against Wikipedia policies for that matter as "controversial material of any kind that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately.") Do you have a link to your biography online somewhere so I could update the article?
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Student General Artist
Ellos mienten todo el tiempo cuando se trata de política... El problema con wikipedia es que cualquiera puede editarlo en cualquier momento y de esa forma es imposible encontrar la realidad de las cosas sino verdades a medias o completas mentiras. Es más bien un foro de discución que una enciclopedia objetiva... De todas formas, todas las publicaciones están viciadas por alguna tendencia por lo que es necesario tener cuidado con todo lo que se lee y generalmente leer entre líneas... Pero wikipedia puede cambiar de un minuto al otro y la información puede ser completamente falsa... Como bien decís, no hay que confiar en wikipedia ^_^
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Jahan-X Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember looking at your wikipedia page and I laughed at all the people saying what was needed in the page
"But it isnt that important that some Israelis think he should be killed"
"Yes it is!"
"Hes an anti semite!"

blah blah blah..lets face it, on Wikipedia the truth of an article was there 5 edits ago
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HerrHoff Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, congrats, Latuff. Just like every other person who tries to push the envelope past comfortable barriers, you've encountered a bunch of small minds.

You know this. One day, hopefully, all the small minds will have no choice but to learn and advance themselves beyond their self. I like thinking about that day.
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