One of the editor’s jobs is to make sure a magazine or publication goes smoothly. I note this because not every paragraph and word of mine got published in their entirety in one newspaper.
Because there is something that is considered “inappropriate” for the audience. The editor must make a judgement call and cut the inappropriate stuff out. This is done so the readers are served.
Most of the article is suitable, but some additional things in the article may not be serving the readers, so are slashed out of the article. The edited parts seemed innocuous, but then I’m not the reader and the editor has an obligation that their readers are served.
It’s good even great to get editors who will still accept your work and publish it even when some things were edited out because they were “inappropriate”.