'Dilbert' cartoon dropped after racist rant by creator Scott Adams | Reuters

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By:   Sharon Bernstein (Reuters)

'Dilbert' cartoon dropped after racist rant by creator Scott Adams | Reuters
The cartoon "Dilbert" has been dropped from numerous U.S. newspapers in response to a racist rant by its creator on YouTube.

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'Dilbert' cartoon dropped after racist rant by creator Scott Adams By Sharon Bernstein Feb 25 (Reuters) -
The cartoon "Dilbert" has been dropped from numerous U.S. newspapers in response to a racist rant by its creator on YouTube. Scott Adams called Black Americans a "hate group" and suggested white Americans "get the hell away from Black people" in response to a conservative organization's poll purporting to show that many African Americans do not think it's OK to be white. "If nearly half of all Blacks are not OK with white people ... that's a hate group," Adams said on his YouTube channel on Wednesday. "And I don't want to have anything to do with them." The comments ignited a furor on social media, along with calls for the conservative cartoonist's work to be dropped from publishers' rosters. His once-popular comic strip, which lampoons corporate culture and was launched in 1989, will no longer be carried by the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the USA Today-affiliated group of newspapers and others, the newspapers announced in statements on Friday and Saturday. "This is not a difficult decision," Chris Quinn, editor of the Plain Dealer in Cleveland said in a letter to readers posted on Friday. "We are not a home for those who espouse racism."
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Professor Principal
1  seeder  CB    3 months ago

Talk about figuratively shooting oneself in the foot, neck, and butt all with one 'fatal' shot!  Was this necessary ?

Scott Adams (creator of 'Dilbert'):

Adams could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters on Saturday. But on his YouTube channel, he confirmed his comic was being dropped - and said he had expected that to happen .

"By Monday, I should be mostly canceled . So most of my income will be gone by next week ," he said. " My reputation for the rest of my life is destroyed . You can't come back from this."

Professor Principal
2  Kavika     3 months ago

"By Monday, I should be mostly canceled . So most of my income will be gone by next week ," he said. " My reputation for the rest of my life is destroyed . You can't come back from this."

Oh my, consequences for being a racist, too bad.


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2.1  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @2    3 months ago

Ya, he went the Michael Richards route. Huge mistake.

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3  Veronica    3 months ago

Shaking my head.....

Professor Principal
4  seeder  CB    3 months ago

I feel he actually did this for reasoning related to the idiom: "Crazy like a fox."  Clearly, no one 'shoots' their professional career down in this manner (he ran into the open arms of cancel culture) without giving it some forethought. So what could this man be after? I think a 'career' in a limited capacity/smaller circulation (at this point). He wants to align himself with right-wing politics solely.  Thus, he is cutting himself off from the larger mass by temporarily ending his career as we know it.  "Watch this space" to see where he finds a professional landing within a couple of years-assuming he has not been given an offer already.

Professor Principal
5  JohnRussell    3 months ago

This clown is a poster boy for white grievance and has been for a long time. People are going too easy on him. He is a racist nutcase. 

Professor Principal
5.1  seeder  CB  replied to  JohnRussell @5    3 months ago

Hmm. I have never heard of him apart from 'Dilbert' the comic strip; which I have liked all my life for its sketchiness and durability. And now he admits to. .  this. As black people and minorities in this country, it is dreadful how some white people and in response some blacks and other minorities too, keep putting out these political 'buzz saws' for the unsuspecting to get 'sliced' by verbally and emotionally.

John, I don't mean to 'butter you up,' but I do appreciate a 'welcoming' personality online who gets 'it.'  More importantly, you are someone who has proven he is not easily intimidated or peer-pressured to be pretentious and go along to get along (with the flow). I ain't bothered to tell you:

1. You are not the 'warmest' tool in this 'box.'

2. You are solid as a 'rock.'

Professor Principal
6  seeder  CB    3 months ago

About Scott Adams

Early Years

Born 6/8/57

Grew up in Windham NY, in the Catskill Mountains.

Middle child with two siblings

Son of a postal clerk and a real estate agent

High school Valedictorian


Dilbert launched in 1989 in a handful of newspapers. Now Dilbert appears in over 2,000 newspapers, in 57 countries, and in 19 languages

Dilbert.com was the first website for a daily syndicated comic strip

Won the Reuben award, cartooning’s highest honor, in 1997

Over 20 million Dilbert books and calendars are in print

Dilbert has been the top selling page-a-day calendar for a number of years

Adams was co-executive director of the Dilbert animated TV show that ran on UPN for two half-seasons, writing or co-writing most of the epi sodes

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7  Gsquared    3 months ago

He's a Trump fan.  No further explanation needed.

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8  SteevieGee    3 months ago
When I grow up I want to be a martyr.

    - Nobody.

Just another right wing victim.  He should invest in trumpcoin.


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