On Monday, Elon Musk accused the US media of racism while defending Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, who last week posted racist remarks on YouTube.
According to the CEO of Twitter, the media used to be racist toward non-white people, but that has changed to include white people and Asian people.
Mr. Adams, a white man, claimed in the video that black Americans were members of a "hate group" and urged white people to "get the hell away" from them.
In response, US media outlets pulled the cartoon.
Dilbert has consistently appeared in the funny sections of American newspapers for many years. In it, a depressed office worker and a canine talking character take aim at the trends in corporate culture.
After The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications dropped the well-known cartoon, Mr. Adams claims that his career is over and that the majority of his income will be gone by next week.
The USA Today network, which owns a number of newspapers, is one of the media organizations that has stopped publishing the Dilbert comic strip.
The comic is written and drawn by Mr. Adams. He made the remarks in response to a Rasmussen Reports survey, which many people saw as encouraging segregation. The following statement: "It's OK to be white." was asked of respondents. " .
The term is thought to have first appeared in a trolling campaign in 2017 and has since been used by white nationalists.
53 percent of respondents who identified as black agreed with the statement, compared to 26 percent who disagreed and other respondents who were unsure.
Mr. Adams referred to those who objected to the phrase as belonging to a "hate group.".
According to the course of events, Mr. Adams declared, "I would say the best advice I would give white people is to get the hell away from black people because there is no fixing this. ".
Black cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner Darrin Bell called Mr. Adams a disgrace in The New York Times.