Two newspapers apologized for cartoons that ran in their pages this week. In San Diego, the Union-Tribune quickly pulled and apologized for a Steve Breen cartoon about disgraced TV actor Jussie Smollett. As the Washington Post wrote, "A cartoonist added Jussie Smollett to the list of ‘Famous African-American Storytellers.’ The backlash was swift." Both the editor and the staff cartoonist apologized for tone-deaf cartoon and said steps would be taken so something like this wouldn't happen again.
Later in the week, the Las Vegas Sun apologized for a syndicated cartoon by Kirk Walters that ran in their paper. A number of readers saw the cartoonist encouraging a physical attack on Donald Trump. "It’s not often one of my cartoons gets so spectacularly misread,” said Walters.
UPDATE: Another week, another round of apologies. Wiley Miller puts his mea culpa into a letter that went out to newspapers nationwide. Another Canadian apologizes for another cartoon that was considered in appropriate (actually, make that two Canadians.) The Daily Cartoonist has all the mea culpas here: http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2019/03/02/now-is-the-winter-of-apologies/