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Everybody Draw Muhammad Day is still on 
Monday, April 26th, 2010 | 08:24 pm [religion]
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(Thanks to Kim for hipping me to this.)
Molly Norris, the Seattle artist who created the poster announcing May 20 as
Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, has officially washed her hands of the event she just invented a few days ago. The reason? According to an email statement to the L.A. Times, she was freaked out by how quickly her poster and the idea of publicly depicting Muhammad on May 20 went viral.
Norris writes in her email, “I am sort of freaked out about my name/image being all over the place.”
Seems like she might have thought of that before emailing her poster to widely read blogger and columnist
Dan Savage.
But hey, we all have second thoughts, right? She’s allowed to change her mind. So, fair enough — as far as I’m concerned, Molly Norris is no longer affiliated with Everybody Draw Muhammad Day. But I’m still drawing Muhammad, and so are lots of other people all over the world, and we’re all still showing our drawings on May 20. And so should you.
So, to reiterate: 

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 | 11:31 pm (UTC) - EDMD
It was just supposed to be a cartoon to look at, it was never meant to start a movement. The Citizens Against Citizens Against Humor was always fictional, too. I didn't change my mind it's just that I wanted people to LOOK at it like many of them do here in Seattle. I always make cartoons about current events. This "cartoon" just became too real.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 | 01:41 pm (UTC) - Re: EDMD
Fair enough, Molly. Thanks for starting the movement, regardless; it's a great idea, and I can't wait to participate.

Incidentally, have you received threats yourself? Or is it just the exposure that freaked you out?

Thanks for stopping by! I am honored by the presence of your quasi-net-celebrity.
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