I didn't have an emotional reaction to the new facts either, beyond mild curiosity. However, I did have an emotional reaction when I learned that human trafficking and sex slavery was exponentially higher in areas where prostitution is legal as opposed places where prostitution is illegal. I had often read that legalized prostitution was a tool to combat these heinous industries, so the counter-intuitive and contradictory nature of the new information combined with my existing belief left me incredulous. It took almost double the amount of research on the subject than I would normally perform before I begrudgingly reordered my thinking on the issue, and it took some time to be fully comfortable with it.
The phenomena described in the comic is extremely common and incredibly dangerous. The comic is not important or interesting due to the example facts, which may or may not resonate, but because the reaction is so common and observable and the phenomena is such a problematic one for our species and the comic gives a succinct and inoffensive method for communicating said problem. We see the ills caused by this unwillingness to take in new information that challenge core beliefs, and we in the US at least do far too little to combat it. The comic is a sugar coated pill for the masses to treat a heinous human behavior that keeps so many willfully ignorant.
None of this is new information to almost anyone on the forum, but I know many outside of this forum who could really use this information but won't read through scholarly texts or articles, but a short, digestible comic might get them thinking. Moreover, we genuinely need to find methods for teachers to overcome this reaction at an early age to combat intellectual entrenchment and confirmation bias. Comics like this could be great teaching tools when utilized in a curriculum to develop critical thinking skills at a young age.