Defending racist remarks made on YouTube last week by the creator of the Dilbert comic Scott Adams, Elon Musk on Monday accused US media of racism.
According to the CEO of Twitter, the media once discriminated against non-whites, but "now they're racist against whites andamp; Asians.".
Mr. Adams, a white man, said in the video that white people should "get the hell away" from black Americans because they are members of a "hate group.".
In response, US publications removed the cartoon.
For years, Dilbert has been a staple of American newspapers' funny sections. The talking dog and a downtrodden office worker who appear in it both criticize the trends in corporate culture.
Following the popular cartoon's removal from The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications, 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 runs dozens of newspapers, is one of the media outlets to have discontinued the Dilbert comic strip.
The comic's author and illustrator is Mr. Adams. He made the remarks in response to a survey conducted by the company Rasmussen Reports, which were widely perceived as encouraging segregation. It was asked if respondents agreed or disagreed with the statement: "It's OK to be white. " .
White supremacists have since used the phrase, which is thought to have first appeared in 2017 as part of a trolling campaign.
53 percent of respondents who identified as black agreed with the statement, while 26 percent disagreed and other respondents were unsure, according to the poll.
Mr. Adams labeled the opponents of the phrase members of a "hate group.".
According to how things are currently developing, Mr. Adams said that the best advice he could give white people is to stay far away from black people because there is no way to reverse the situation. ".
In The New York Times, Mr. Adams was referred to as a disgrace by Pulitzer Prize-winning Black cartoonist Darrin Bell.