I admit Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis gets away with things most other features can’t, but this letter to the editor revealing the extent one reader goes to hide the “offensive” strip from his granddaughter is unbelievable.
The comic strip ‘Pearls Before Swine’ ranges from just plain stupid to downright offensive.
My granddaughters regularly read the comics, and I have to be careful to get to them first and cut out those, like today’s ‘Pearls Before Swine,’ which are offensive on the surface and definitely not appropriate for elementary school children.
The letter is dated September 13 and refers to “today’s” strip. Starting on the 13th and working backwards, I picked the strip below that ran on the 10th as a Virginia Beach Knicker Twister Candidate: