Garfield creator Jim Davis forced to clarify cartoon cat’s gender


Next thing you know, they’ll be saying he likes Mondays.

A Wikipedia editing war raged last week over whether lethargic, lasagna-loving Garfield was male or genderless — a controversy that ultimately forced creator Jim Davis to put the gender identity of his marmalade-colored cat to rest.

Writer Virgil Texas cast the first stone in the debate of our generation, having stumbled across a 2014 Mental Floss interview in which Davis said, “By virtue of being a cat, really, he’s not really male or female or any particular race or nationality, young or old.”

- Meera Jagannathan, NY Daily News