Cartoonist, satirist, and political commentator Scott Adams, who formerly identified as a black man, has been canceled over comments he made that some people have alleged to be racist.
On Feb. 23, a day after he made comments on his podcast, “Real Coffee with Scott,” saying that he doesn’t want to have anything to do with black people anymore, multiple liberal media outlets said they would no longer publish his comic strips.
“Based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to white people is to get the [expletive] away from black people, just get the [expletive] away,” Adams said on his program on Feb. 22.
“Wherever you have to go, just get away, cause there’s no fixing this.”
Adams, 65, made the comments in response to what he said was a “provocative” Rasmussen poll, which asked 1,000 Americans whether they agree or disagree with the statement “It’s OK to be white.”
Of the black Americans who responded, 26 percent said they didn’t think it’s OK to be white, and 21 percent said they weren’t sure.
“Add them together and that’s 47 percent of black respondents [who] were not willing to say [it is] OK to be white,” Adams said of the poll results. “If nearly half of all blacks are not OK with white people—according to this poll, not according to me—according to this poll, that’s a hate group, and I don’t want to have anything to do with them.”
Among the publications to drop Adams were The Washington Post, San Antonio Express-News, The Press Democrat, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“This is not a difficult decision,” wrote the Plain Dealer’s editor, Chris Quinn. “We are not a home for those who espouse racism. We certainly do not want to provide them with financial support.
“Adams’ reprehensible statements come during Black History Month when The Plain Dealer has been publishing stories about the work being performed by so many to overcome the damage done by racist decisions and policy.”
“Until we decide what to replace Dilbert with, you’ll likely see a gray box where it has been appearing,” Quinn said.
By Melanie Sun
Read Full Article on TheEpochTimes.com