Newspapers Cancel ‘Dilbert’ Comics After Comments by Creator Scott Adams

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The “Dilbert” comics will no longer be appearing in several newspapers after recent comments by creator Scott Adams.

Adams, during an episode of his show “Real Coffee with Scott Adams,” referenced a recent survey by Rasmussen about race relations in the United States.

Rasmussen asked “Do you agree or disagree with this statement:  ‘It’s OK to be white.'”

The results showed that nearly half of all Black respondents either did not agree or weren’t sure of their answer.

Adams discussed the results during his show, and advised white people to “get the f–k away” from Black people. He also stated that the results made it appear as though Black people are a “hate group.”

Adams also said “I would say, 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.”

Additionally, he claimed that it doesn’t “make any sense as a white citizen of America to try to help Black citizens anymore,” and that it’s “no longer a rational impulse.”

“So I’m going to back off on being helpful to Black America because it doesn’t seem like it pays off,” he said.

Scott Adams
Scott Adams, the creator of the ‘Dilbert’ comic strip. (San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Adams Comments Lead to ‘Dilbert’ Cancellation

As a result of his remarks, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer announced they would no longer be carrying the “Dilbert” comics.

Plain-Dealer editor Chris Quinn wrote that it was “not a difficult decision,” and not a “cancel culture decision,” but one “based on the principles of this news organization and the community we serve.”


On Saturday, Adams defended his remarks on Twitter.

Adams also previously blamed cancel culture after another newspaper network removed the “Dilbert” comics in 2022.

Written by Ian Miller

Ian Miller is a former award watching high school actor, author, and long suffering Dodgers fan. He spends most of his time golfing, traveling, reading about World War I history, and trying to get the remote back from his dog. Follow him on Twitter @ianmSC


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  1. Adams is absolutely correct. It’s very telling that half of the blacks surveyed don’t think it’s okay to be White. Blacks make up the largest hate group in the country. I would never help anyone if I know they hate me or disrespect me. F ‘em.

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