Hey, just now got to reading the whole The Grim Tales From Down Below saga. Just now found out that there was a website with all the chapters of it in it. Also found out from a Wiki that there was a huge political issue about a certain tiny section of the comic. Now this I had to see. It was breath-taking to say the least. I love the cartoon to bits and you turned in around and made the whole thing come to life. As for the controversy, that has to suck, all the drama, but hey, we got our freedom of press and speech. I am SOOO glad that this part of the saga got to stay up. You have no idea…or maybe you do, how much this has impacted lives. We need people like you to remind us that crap like 9/11 and wars will never stop…until the world blows up at least. I was a bit distressed when I heard you had a poll up…thought that everyone wanted it down, but if it was up to me, I won’t really give a crap…I would still have the thing up…because of its deep meaning and there are so many stupid, pathetic people out there that just don’t get it. But I am SHOCKED that people actually want it to stay! YAY!!! The world ain’t as bad off as I thought it was!!! ^-^ Cheers dood! Looks like you have gained yet another big fan!
I admire your decision on making a poll on whether or not to have that page in the comic.
I can't really say much about keeping/removing the page in the comic. I'm all for freedom of expression, really! But in some cases in stories, there is a range on how far you can go. Since there is a vast majority on this poll seem to be in favor of keeping it, keep it then. I suggest, (anyone who has been affected by that event or was easily upset but loves the series) just ignore that one page, it didn't exactly had a huge part in the overall story.
It's relevant to the plot, so you should leave it in. Just be a little more sensitive and careful. You're relating a fictional story to the actual world with real pain + suffering, not everyone feels as passionate about cartoon characters as you do.