Newspaper Pulls Syndicated Cartoon Following Profane Insult Aimed At Trump

A Pennsylvania newspaper has decided to scrap a syndicated comic after a reader pointed out that the three-panel strip contained a profane insult aimed at President Donald Trump. Sunday’s “Non Sequitur” cartoon had a hidden message at the bottom of one of the panels which read: “We fondly say go f*** yourself to Trump.”

The Butler Eagle’s publisher and general manager, Ron Vodenichar, apologized to his paper's readers and said that even if his editors had noticed the inappropriate language they would not have had the opportunity to edit the strip before publication.

“We apologize that such a disgusting trick was perpetrated on the reading public. The Butler Eagle will discontinue that comic immediately,” he said.

Vodenichar told the Pittsburgh City Paper that the decision to pull the syndicated comic was not political.

"It has nothing to do with Trump," he said. "Butler Eagle does not publish the F word in our family publication, and it was deceitful to try to hide it the cartoon."

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