(GoRealNewsNow.com) – The “Dilbert” comic strip has been dropped by more newspapers after its creator, Scott Adams, advised white people to “get the f–k away” from Black people.
Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the US, has announced that it will no longer run the comic “effective immediately.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has also said it is cutting ties with Adams following his “racist rant.”
This comes five months after Lee Enterprises cut the cartoon from its newspapers as it scaled back its funny pages.
The Anti-Defamation League has noted that the phrase “It’s okay to be white” was popularized on the website 4chan in 2017 for trolling purposes and adopted by white supremacists as a “hate slogan.” Adams doubled down on his beliefs on Twitter, writing, “A lot of people are angry at me today, but I haven’t yet heard anyone disagree.”
The hour-long YouTube clip was posted on Wednesday and has received over 119,000 views.
You can watch the YouTube clip by clicking HERE.
In the clip, Adams stated that 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.”
Adams also claimed that he was the reason behind the cancellation of the “Dilbert” show last year, stating that it was due to him “being white.”
Last fall, “Dilbert” was stripped from around 80 newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises as part of a larger overhaul of comics. Also, last year, Adams introduced a new character, Dave, who is Black but identifies as white, which affects his employer’s diversity scores.
The “Dilbert” comic strip has been published for over three decades and has appeared in thousands of newspapers nationwide. The comic strip has inspired merchandise and even a short-lived television series that aired from 1999 to 2000. Adams admitted that the cutbacks would be a “substantial” financial blow.
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