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‘Dilbert’ had been a regular fixture in newspapers since 1989.

‘Dilbert’, the hugely popular comic strip which has taken aim at corporate culture in the United States since 1989, has been dropped by numerous newspapers after its creator, Scott Adams, made a series of controversial statements on his personal YouTube channel.

In a video he published on Wednesday, Adams referred to black Americans as a “hate group” in response to a Rasmussen Reports poll which suggested that close to half of black people surveyed do not agree with the statement, “It’s OK to be white” – a slogan which originated in 2017 as part of an alt-right trolling campaign.

Adams also suggested that white Americans need to “get the hell away from black people.”

“If nearly half of all blacks are not OK with white people … that’s a hate group,” said Adams. “And I don’t want to have anything to do with them.”

He added: “I’m not saying start a war or anything like that. I’m just saying get away.”

The video ignited a storm on social media, with numerous commenters calling for Adams’ popular comic strip to be dropped by some of the United States’ most respected news publications.

“In light of Scott Adams’ recent statements promoting segregation, the Washington Post has ceased publication for the Dilbert comic strip,” the newspaper announced on Saturday. The USA Today Network, which publishes in excess of 300 newspapers, also said it was severing ties with Adams due to his “discriminatory comments.”

Other newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, followed suit – with the Times also revealing that it had removed four of Adams’ ‘Dilbert’ cartoons from publications after it was determined that they violated the publisher’s standards.

Adams reacted to the news of his ousting from many US publications in a subsequent video, saying that he expects “most of my income will be gone by next week” and that “my reputation for the rest of my life is destroyed. You can’t come back from this.”

‘Dilbert’ has been recognized for its impact on popular culture with a series of awards throughout its history, including the prestigious Adamson Award in 1995 which is given to cartoonists who make a sizeable impact in their industry. The comic strip has been published in 65 countries and in 25 different languages throughout its lifespan.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Dilbert is cool. I used to love playing Elbonian Airlines to while away the time at meetings, but that was before jargon bingo became all the rage… ✔️😂🤣🆗

  2. you cannot say or make a joke about race, religion, sexual orientation anymore without having the ” thought” police going at you. Gone the happy time when that was possible without having people ” offended”

  3. Shouldn’t we be more worried that half of black Americans think it’s not ok to be white. Let’s not take people’s comments so seriously but rather address the folk (eg, George Soros) that are trying to start a race war.

  4. Whoever wrote this article clearly didn’t watch the interview with Scott Adams. If they had, they would’ve realised he was talking about specific groups of people who just happen to have a specific skin colour are openly racist themselves towards those with light-coloured skin. He has worked hard to try and help underprivaleged ethnic minorities, but he draws the line at helping those who are actively preaching hate against him because of his skin colour and their prejudiced beliefs against him. He is perfectly justified is not wanting to be around such people or live near them as they literally hate him because of his skin colour. These people to whom he refers are quite rightly called a hate group as that is what they are preaching in their communities: racial hatred against others because of their skin colour.

    It’s articles like this that lower the integrity of the daily telegraph – not that I talk anonymously authored articles as serious journalism in the first place. You’re equally as bad as the MSM but worse because you claim to be something different.

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