Several major media outlets across the United States are dropping comics Delbert After its creator called black people members of a “racist hate group” during an online video broadcast.
Various media officials denounced Mottaker’s comments DelbertScott Adams, as racist, hateful, and discriminatory while claiming that they will no longer provide a platform for his work.
Andrews McMeel Syndication, which distributes DelbertHe did not immediately respond Saturday to requests for comment from Mr Adams or the insurance agency on his comments. Dilbert is a long-running comic who satirizes office culture.
The backlash began in the aftermath of last week’s episode of the YouTube show “Real Coffee with Scott Adams.” Among other topics, Mr. Adams pointed to a Rasmussen Reports poll that asked whether people agreed with the statement, “It’s okay to be white.”
Most agreed, but Adams noted that 26% of black respondents disagreed and some weren’t sure.
The Anti-Defamation League says the phrase was made famous in 2017 as a phishing campaign by members of the 4chan chatroom, but later began to be used by some white supremacists.
Mr. Adams has repeatedly called black people a “hate group” or a “racist hate group” and said he would “no longer help black Americans”. He urged whites to distance themselves from blacks.
the San Antonio Express Newspart of the Hearst newspaper, said on Saturday it would stop comics Delbertas of Monday, “due to hateful and discriminatory public comments by its creator.”
USA Today tweeted on Friday that it would also stop reporting. Delbert Because of recent discriminatory comments by its creator.
the Ordinary dealer From Cleveland and other publications that are part of Advance Local Media also announced that they are going down Delbert.
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Christopher Kelly, vice president of content for NJ Advance Media, writes that the news agency believes in the “free and fair exchange of ideas.”
“But when these thoughts turn into hate speech, a line has to be drawn,” Kelly wrote.
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