Cartoonist apologizes for 'body shaming' Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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A political cartoonist is apologizing for “body shaming” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a recent cartoon.

“That particular cartoon is being withdrawn and re-drawn because it was felt that it indulged in body shaming, which I apologize for,” Jeff Danziger told The Wrap in a statement published Monday.

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“So I am doing something else on Ivanka’s clothing line. I am no one to criticize anybody’s physiognomy,” the cartoonist added.

Danziger said the cartoon, which depicts Sanders hunched over at the White House podium and was intended to mock Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpFox News's Bret Baier posts vaccination selfie Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' Ivanka Trump gets vaccine, urges public to do the same MORE shutting down her fashion brand, was to appear in the Vermont’s Rutland Herald newspaper.

But the artist said he will be replacing the original cartoon with another.

According the publication, Danziger has a history of stoking controversy with his cartoons.

The veteran cartoonist reportedly received criticism in 2004 for a depiction of then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice that some called racist. 

This is not the first time members of the media have faced scrutiny for appearing to criticize Sanders's appearance.

Last year, a Los Angeles Times columnist issued an apology after writing an “insensitive” description of Sanders, in which he claimed that Sanders "does not look like the kind of woman" President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE would choose for his press secretary. 

Comedian Michelle Wolf also faced backlash earlier this year during her controversial routine at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, which included jokes about Sanders.