The Dilbert comic strip, created by cartoonist Scott Adams, has been a mainstay in the world of humor since its debut in 1989. Known for its satirical take on corporate culture and office politics, the comic has gained a large following and a reputation for incisive wit. With its memorable characters, such as the hapless engineer Dilbert and his pointy-haired boss, the strip manages to simultaneously entertain and critique the absurdities of modern working life.
However, it now looks like the ‘Dilbert’ comic strip might have met its end after several papers have decided against running the comic strip following its creator Scott Adam’s racist rant about Black people.
During his recent podcast episode, Scott Adams discussed a poll put out by Rasmussen which cites 53% of Black Americans agreeing with the phrase “It’s okay to be White,” which meant that 47% of the respondents surveyed didn’t agree.
This resulted in the author launching into a tirade about how people should stop trying to help African-Americans because it only backfires on them. He also called Black people a hate group by saying that if they aren’t okay with the phrase, then they’re trafficking in racial bigotry.
Adams then advised White people to steer clear of Black people by saying this can can’t be fixed. He also stated that he has contemplated moving to an area with a “very low Black population.”
“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. Just get the f**k away. Wherever you have to go, just get away. Because there’s no fixing this. This can’t be fixed.”
Adams then claimed to always help the Black community because of the social benefits. He also mentioned that he identified as Black because he likes to be on the “winning team.”
“I’ve been identifying as Black for a while because I like to be on the winning team,” Adams continued. “And I like to help. I always thought if you help the Black community, that’s sort of the biggest lever, you could find, the biggest benefit.”
Following his controversial tirade, several newspaper outlets kicked him and ‘Dilbert’ to the curb. Chris Quin, editor of The Plain Dealer said that Adams’ comments were ‘reprehensible.”
According to The Daily Beast, the comic strip was already cut by 77 other newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises. Now, even USA Today said it would no longer publish the comic due to the comments made by Scott Adams.
It looks like Dilbert’s era has finally come to an end which has been a staple for several years. Now, it looks like fans of the comic will have to go on without the comic strip. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar stories.
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