Newspapers drop 'Dilbert' after creator Scott Adams' racist remarks - 2023-02-27

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F372.png Newspapers drop 'Dilbert' after creator Scott Adams' racist remarks February 27, 2023, David Bauder, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The comic strip "Dilbert" disappeared with lightning speed following racist remarks by creator Scott Adams, but it shouldn't come as a shock to anyone who has followed them both.

Adams, who is white, was an outspoken presence on social media long before describing Black people as a "hate group" on YouTube and, to some, "Dilbert" had strayed from its roots as a chronicler of office culture.

The editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, which dumped "Dilbert" last year, said the comic strip "went from being hilarious to being hurtful and mean." The Los Angeles Times, which joined dozens of other newspapers in dropping the comic following last week's remarks, had quietly replaced four of Adams' strips last year.

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{{cite news | first = David | last = Bauder | title = Newspapers drop 'Dilbert' after creator Scott Adams' racist remarks | url = https://apnews.com/article/kansas-city-business-d1d88fe02461930d9c2ad70e1f55b136 | work = Associated Press | date = February 27, 2023 | accessdate = February 24, 2024 }}