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‘Dilbert’ Dropped by Newspapers Over Creator Scott Adams’ ‘Racist Rant’

More newspapers say they are dropping the “Dilbert” comic strip after creator Scott Adams this week advised white people to “get the f–k away” from Black people.

Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the US, has announced it will no longer run the workplace comic “effective immediately” over remarks Adams, 65, made on his online show “Real Coffee with Scott Adams.”

“Recent discriminatory comments by the creator, Scott Adams, have influenced our decision to discontinue publishing his comic. While we respect and encourage free speech, his views do not align with our editorial or business values as an organization,” the USA Today Network of hundreds of newspapers said in a statement {snip}


The Cleveland Plain Dealer also said it’s cutting ties with Adams following his “racist rant,” as well as the Washington Post. The news comes five months after Lee Enterprises cut the cartoon from its newspapers as it scaled back its funny pages.

“This is not a difficult decision,” Plain Dealer Editor Chris Quinn wrote Friday in his letter from the editor. “Adams said Black people are a hate group, citing a recent Rasmussen survey which, he said, shows nearly half of all Black people do not agree with the phrase ‘It’s okay to be white.’”


The hourlong YouTube clip was posted Wednesday, racking up 119,000 views on Adams’ channel, which has 118,000 subscribers.

“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,” he stated.

Adams also said it doesn’t “make any sense as a white citizen of America to try to help Black citizens anymore,” arguing that it is “no longer a rational impulse.”

“So I’m going to back off on being helpful to Black America because it doesn’t seem like it pays off,” he said.


The Washington Post, meanwhile, said Saturday it has ceased publication of “Dilbert” “in light of Scott Adams’s recent statements promoting segregation.”

Adams doubled down on his beliefs Saturday on Twitter, writing, “A lot of people are angry at me today but I haven’t yet heard anyone disagree.”

“I make two main points: 1. Treat everyone as an individual (no discrimination). 2. Avoid any group that doesn’t respect you,” the tweet continued. “Does anyone think that is bad advice?”