Newspapers Have Been Dropping The Comic Strip “Dilbert” After Its Creator Made Racist Comments
For many years the comic strip Dilbert has poked fun at office culture way before Steve Carrell became the world’s most lovably horrible boss in The Office. But while fans of the strip have been enjoying the satire, they should have been paying more attention to its creator Scott Adams, who has some very strong opinions about race relations in America. And his most recent commentary is causing many newspapers that carried the strip to drop him after claiming white folks need to stay far, far away from Black people since they are a hate group.
Apparently, in his quest to keep racism alive and well in 2023, Scott made a very misguided comment in regard to hate groups. But not the most beloved hate groups like the Westboro Baptist Church or whiney red hat wearing MAGA bitches. Scott has discovered a brand new hate group that needs to be exposed and shunned; Black People. USA Today reports;
The backlash against Adams began Wednesday when he referenced a Rasmussen Reports survey that had asked whether people agreed with the statement “It’s OK to be white.”
Most agreed, but Adams noted that 26% of Black respondents disagreed and others weren’t sure.
The Anti-Defamation League says the phrase was popularized in 2017 as a trolling campaign by members of the discussion forum 4chan but then began being used by some white supremacists.
Adams, who is white, repeatedly referred to people who are Black as members of a “hate group” or a “racist hate group” and said he would no longer “help Black Americans.”
I'm not surprised Scott Adams is a racist.
I'm surprised it took this long for him to admit it.pic.twitter.com/TpHhGKgESU
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) February 24, 2023
So far, Dilbert has been dropped by the USA Today Network, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications for Scott’s comments, so let us all collectively facepalm right now. Not for what Scott said, because Fuck Him. But for him not being aware of what the term “hate group” actually means. Because lumping an entire race of people into the title of hate group is misinformed and stupid. Then again, his comic is misinformed and stupid because Dilbert is an idiot. How do you hate your job for over thirty years and not find a new one to save your sanity? Clearly, sanity isn’t one of Scott’s strong suits, as he has exhibited with this tirade. And it doesn’t help that he’s receiving support from one of the worse people on the planet, Elon Musk, who is cheering him on in an effort to make sure free speech remains free…of common sense.
“For a *very* long time, US media was racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians,” Musk tweeted. “Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America. Maybe they can try not being racist.”
Musk later agreed with a tweet saying Adams’ comments “weren’t good” but had an “element of truth” to them.
For a *very* long time, US media was racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians.
Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America.
Maybe they can try not being racist.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2023
Hopefully, Scott’s next illustration of Dilbert has a moment where he’s at the store buying a few white sheets and scissors, then getting fired by his boss after they discover Dilbert was about to join the Klan and wasn’t preparing his ghost costume for Halloween. Or, just fire him for being a racist piece of shit, thus proving the old saying that sometimes life does indeed imitate art.