Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, has been facing the consequences of his words after he made comments about race on his YouTube show.
Distributor Andrews McMeel Universal announced it would no longer work with Adams, citing his comments as incompatible with its core values. Adams is known to have strong opinions and political views, but his recent comments were deemed unacceptable by the mob, ultimately leading to the distributor’s decision to nuke the Dilbert creator’s entire comics career.
Adams defended himself against those he said were “canceling” him, emphasizing that he was trying to make a point that everyone should be treated as an individual, without discrimination. He argued that he was pointing out a “double standard” in the media, where some people can express opinions without consequence while others are quickly condemned.
Various media publishers across the U.S. promptly denounced his comments as racist, hateful, and discriminatory and have stopped providing a platform for his work. Twitter CEO Elon Musk, however, defended Adams and said the media was previously “racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians.”
Adams’s comments have greatly upset the media, bringing debates and conversations about racism, discrimination, and cancel culture.