Andrews McMeel Universal drops Dilbert’s Scott Adams
It looks like Dilbert creator Scott Adams has finally crossed a line with consequences as the newspapers and now a publisher dropping him have piled up over the past few days.
In a video, Adams went on a rant where he called Black Americans a “hate group” and suggested White people should “get the hell away” from them.
Adams was commenting on a Rasmussen Reports poll where 53% of Black Americans agreed with the statement “It’s OK to be White.” That phrase emerged on 4chan in 2017 as part of a trolling campaign and has a long history in the White supremacist movement.
On “Real Coffee with Scott Adams,” Adams stated:
If nearly half of all Blacks are not OK with White people – according to this poll, not according to me, according to this poll – that’s a hate group.
I don’t want to have anything to do with them.
And I would say, based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to White people is to get the hell away from Black people, just get the f**k away … because there is no fixing this.
In response to the comments, numerous newspapers have dropped Dilbert and some have run a blank square in the space until a replacement is found. Gannett, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and The Washington Post are among those who will no longer run the strip.
Andrews McMeel Universal has released a statement stating they are “severing” their “relationship” with Adams and that extends to “all areas” of their business. They’re the distributor of the comic as well as print publisher.
This isn’t the first controversial statement that he as made. He has compared women asking for equal pay to children demanding candy, stretched into conspiracy theories, advocated for killing a kid if they pose a danger to themselves or others, used tragedy for marketing, and has made anti-LGBT (especially transphobic) statements. Apparently all of that was ok and we finally know the line Adams couldn’t cross.
Scott Adams has since set up Dilbert and his videos as a paid subscription site where in his initial video claimed that “four organizations want to kill him” that “he knows of” including China, Hilary Democrats, Cartels, radical Black Americans who don’t like what they’re hearing, and ANTIFA (that’s five organizations Scott…).