Greenwood Village newspaper faces increasing criticism over racist April Fools’ Day article

The Denver Post: A Greenwood Village newspaper that published a racist and xenophobic April Fools’ Day article continues to face criticism, including from a prominent family featured as the paper’s 2019 “Couple of the Year,” who have demanded the newspaper stop using their names in its defense.

Asian American community leaders called on advertisers to boycott The Villager newspaper after it published the article “America’s Largest Amusement Park Headed to Greenwood Village” under the byline “Loof Lirpa,” which is April Fool spelled backward.

The article joked about Wuhan, the Chinese province where the novel coronavirus was discovered, as well as Asian stereotypes such as chopsticks and an influx of Chinese students into Cherry Creek schools and onto RTD transit lines.

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