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Dilbert Comic Dropped After Creator's Comments on Race

    Dilbert Comic Dropped After Creator's Comments on Race
    Last updated Feb 27, 2023
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    Facts

    • Many news publications will stop publishing the popular "Dilbert" comic strip after creator Scott Adams made controversial remarks regarding race. In a video posted Wednesday, Adams took issue with a recent poll in which 47% of Black respondents said they either disagree with or weren’t sure about the statement "It’s OK to be white."
    • Discussing the poll and race relations in America, Adams said, "the best advice I can give to white people is to get the hell away from Black people," also labeling Black Americans "a hate group" and saying he doesn’t "want anything to do with it."
    • The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Andrews McMeel Universal, and San Antonio Express-News were among the many media entities severing their relationships with Dilbert.
    • Chris Quinn, the editor of Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, said dropping the comic strip was "not a difficult decision," while the LA Times said it will discontinue Dilbert after its pre-printed editions come out March 12.
    • Adams defended his comments, saying portions of his remarks were posted out of context, but acknowledging his cancellations were "predictable." Twitter CEO Elon Musk also defended Adams, claiming the media pendulum has swung to be biased against whites and Asians.
    • "Dilbert" comic strips have been published for over three decades in newspapers providing commentary on office culture. 77 newspapers including the SF Chronicle dropped Adams’ comic strip last year for allegedly poking fun at the LGBT community.

    Spin

    Left narrative

    Newspapers across America are rightfully ending their relationship with Adams and his “Dilbert” comics after his racist outburst. Hate speech has no place permeating respected publications, and Elon Musk, the leader of the profoundly influential platform Twitter, should not have defended Adams or his racism.

    Right narrative

    For the longest time, people have been deathly afraid to discuss the elephant in the room – the media’s clear anti-white agenda. American media has incessantly parroted the narrative that white people are evil oppressors and all inherently racist. Adams and Musk highlighted this fact and are predictably being wiped from the political discussion table.

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