Newspapers Drop Office Cartoon ‘Dilbert’ over Creator’s Racial Remarks

(Fox News) Multiple newspapers have pulled the popular office comedy comic strip “Dilbert” after its creator Scott Adams made racist comments in his podcast, and then doubled down on them.

“If nearly half of all Blacks are not okay with White people – according to this poll, not to me – that’s a hate group,” Adams said during his “Coffee with Scott Adams” vlog, referring to a Rasmussen poll published this week. “That’s a hate group, and I don’t want anything to do with them.”

“And I would say, based on the current way things are going, the best advice I can give to White people is to get the hell away from Black people,” he continued, adding, “There is no fixing this … you just have to escape,” which he said was why he moved to his current neighborhood that has “a very low Black population.” 

“I’m going to back off from being helpful to Black America because it doesn’t seem like it pays off,” Adams said. “The only outcome is I get called a racist … it makes no sense to help Black Americans if you’re White. It’s over. Don’t think it’s worth trying.” 

“I’m not saying we should start a war or anything – we should just get away,” he said as he continued discussing race in education and other issues. 

Some newspapers quickly responded by announcing they would no longer run “Dilbert,” which has run in newspapers for more than three decades, Deadline reported. 

MLive Media in Michigan wrote that it would not “spend our money supporting purveyors” of racism, and that the company would drop the comic from its eight newspapers and website “as soon as practically possible.”