Following Scott Adams’ Racial Outburst, Hundreds Of Publications Stop Running The Comic Strip “Dilbert”

The “Dilbert” comic strip was removed from newspapers across the nation over the weekend after its creator launched into a racial rant in which he referred to Black Americans as a “hate group” and advised White people to “get the heck away” from them.

What Happened To Scott?

The USA Today Network, which owns hundreds of publications, announced that it had stopped publishing the venerable cartoon strip. Additionally in Cleveland, The Washington Post and The Plain Dealer announced they would stop carrying the cartoon.

The action was taken in response to Scott Adams, the “Dilbert” cartoonist, encouraging segregation in a shocking YouTube tirade. His remarks were in reaction to a survey conducted by the conservative firm.

The phrase has a “long history” in the white nationalist movement, according to the Anti-Defamation League, and first appeared as trolling in 2017 on the notorious message board 4chan.

On his YouTube programme “Real Coffee with Scott Adams,” Adams said on Wednesday that “if nearly half of all Blacks are not OK with White people — according to this survey, not according to me, according to this poll — that’s a hate group.”

What Did He Said?

Adams continued, “I don’t want to deal with them.” And given the state of the world right now, I’d say the best piece of advice I could offer White people is to stay far away from Black people.

Adams later clarified on Twitter that he was merely “advising people to avoid hate” and asserted that the removal of his cartoon is a sign that free expression is being attacked in the United States.

The company that publishes “Dilbert,” Andrews McMeel Syndication, did not quickly respond to a CNN request for comment.

Source: BBC News

The editor of the newspaper, Chris Quinn, stated that “Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, went on a racist rant this week… and we will no longer run his comic strip in The Plain Dealer.” “This is not a hard choice to make.”

Quinn added, “We are not a place for those who support bigotry. “We most definitely do not want to help them financially.”

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