The most hated person on the internet over the weekend was an easy one to call: By Saturday, Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams had reached cancellation status after a video he posted on YouTube last week caught up with him.
In the video, Adams equated Black Americans to a hate group and suggested white people "get the hell away from them." He was trying to be cute about a questionable poll from the conservative group Rasmussen Reports saying 53 percent of Blacks in America say it's "OK to be white." By Adams' logic, that means 47 percent are a hate group. The poll has served as fuel for alt-right white supremacy groups.
The fallout snowballed as newspaper chains across the country, including USA Today and The Washington Post, canceled the publication of Dilbert. The distributor of the comic, Andrews McMeel Universal, also severed ties with Adams.
Snowflakey canceled conservatives can always use a white knight, though—and Adams got one in the form of billionaire and Twitter ruiner Elon Musk, who weighed in like you knew he would on Sunday in a series of replies asking what the problem is and blaming the media for being racist, not the cartoonist who was, you know, actively promoting apartheid.
Dilbert started in 1989 and stopped being interesting and funny sometime in the late 1990s, when its dystopian view of business became all too real. In recent years, it's been serving as a mouthpiece for Adams' increasingly anti-woke views. In case you're looking for a melanated alternative who keeps it real about corporate life, we've got just the guy for you.
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