Some readers were upset about the "Non Sequitur" cartoon that appeared in Sunday's edition and included an obscene expletive regarding President Donald Trump.
The syndicate that represents the cartoonist, Andrews McMeel, on Monday, issued an apology. It stated: "Regarding the 'Non Sequitur' Sunday comic published Feb. 10, containing vulgar language, we are sorry we missed the language in our editing process. If we had discovered it, we would not have distributed the cartoon without it being removed. We apologize to Non Sequitur's clients and readers for our oversight."
The cartoonist, Wiley Miller, also apologized, saying he "lashed out in a rather sophomoric manner."
He stated that the cartoon was not intended for public consumption, and he meant to white out the expletive before submitting the work, but forgot to.
"This coming Saturday will mark the 27th anniversary of Non Sequitur, and in all that time, I have never done anything like this, nor do I intend to do so in the future," Miller stated.