‘Dilbert’ Distributor Ends Relationship With Scott Adams After Racist Outbursts

Distributor of dilbert comics announced on Sunday that it will sever ties with the cartoon’s creator, Scott Adamsafter he called African Americans a “hate group”.

Andrews McMeel Universal released a statement about Twitter on behalf of the company’s president, Hugh Andrews, and CEO and president, Andy Sareyan, said they were “severing our relationship” with Adams following his “recent comments”.

In a February 22 video uploaded on his website Authentic Coffee with Scott Adams YouTube video, the cartoonist discussed a Recent Rasmussen Report The survey asked people if they agreed with the statement: “White is okay”—a phrase that Anti-Defamation League considered a hate slogan popularized by 4chan trolls in late 2017.

While most respondents still agree with this statement, Adams points to the fact that 26% of black respondents disagree and others are uncertain as evidence that African Americans constitute a “hostile group”.

“I’d say, based on the current situation where things are going, the best piece of advice I have for whites is to stay away from Blacks,” Adams said in the video. “Go away. Wherever you have to go, just get going. Because there is no fix for this. This can’t be fixed.”

The 65-year-old author says in another video on saturday that he tried to argue that “everyone should be treated as an individual”, before adding: “But you should also avoid any group that doesn’t respect you, even if there are people in the group Still fine.”

Hundreds of newspapers pour dilbert—begins in 1989 and satirizes office life — through Adams remarks. In an article over the weekend announcing that it had also dropped cartoons, washington articles asked Adams how many newspapers still carried his strip. “On Monday, around zero,” Adams replied.

On Sunday night, McMeel Universal released a statement announcing the termination of its relationship with Adams. “As a media and communications company, AMU values ​​freedom of expression,” the statement read. “We are proud to promote and share many different voices and perspectives. But we will never support any comment rooted in discrimination or hatred. Scott Adams’ recent remarks about race and race relations are inconsistent with our core values ​​as a company.”

Despite widespread condemnation of Adams’ comments, Elon Musk instead, take a different perspective and attack the media reporting on the goods. “The media is racist,” Twitter CEO Written last weekend. “For a *very* long time, the US media was racist against non-whites, now they are racist against whites and Asians,” he added. “The same goes for elite colleges and high schools in America. Maybe they could try not to be racist.


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