The cartoon strip “Candorville” is tasteless, demeaning and serves no purpose. The characters are developed as insulting racial stereotypes, encountering insulting stereotypical situations, utilizing insulting slang and grammar. Is any of this supposed to be funny? Consider the following lines from the May 30 strip: “No I ain’t the daddy.” “Yes you is the daddy!” “You in trouble now!”... that covers three-fourths of the panels in Candorville. The standard offering in this humorless strip is ethnically humiliating and demeaning to gender. Please stop publishing “Candorville.”

Jim Stedman