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A US newspaper has dismissed the cartoon series Non Sequitur after a rude remark directed at US president Donald Trump managed to air inside one of its issues.
Pennsylvania’s local paper The Butler Eagle said it would not be publishing anymore graphics drawn by cartoonist Wiley Miller after the publication was alerted to the rude message displayed in its 10 February issue.
The newspaper had failed to discover the vulgar jab before its distribution, which left eagle-eyed readers discovering the message, “We fondly say go f-ck yourself Trump” tucked away at one corner of the cartoon’s drawing. Miller even invited his Twitter followers to look for this “Easter Egg from Leonardo Bear-Vinci” in a now-deleted tweet.
The Butler Eagle has since fired the cartoonist and in an article titled Loose lips sink ship: cartoonist fired for cure, general manager Ron Vodenichar apologized to readers for the oversight, adding that it had cost Miller “his place in the Eagle’s Sunday comics.”
The Butler Eagle has discontinued publishing the comic series and apologized for the “disgusting trick” the cartoonist had pulled.
The Butler Eagle caught a syndicated cartoonist taking what appears to be a vulgar shot at President Trump in the Sunday comics. He won’t do it again.