UPDATE: Prominent artist responds to criticisms of his cartoon.
People are really upset at Michael Leunig for a cartoon that featured in today's edition of The Age, that they say supports the anti-vaccination movement.
Michael Leunig / leunig.com.au
The cartoon is likely to be a response to the government recently taking a strong stand on anti-vaxxers, announcing their "no jab, no pay" policy for childcare welfare payments over the weekend.
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Twitter user @mattburke pointed out that Leunig has a history of taking an anti-vax stance, with this cartoon appearing in The Age in 1997.
In the cartoon, a doctor attacks a mother for having doubts about vaccinating her child, who responds by telling him to "stick your needle up your intellect!"
Michael Leunig / Twitter: @matttburke