The CEO of Twitter and Tesla, Elon Musk, wrote in a tweet that the “media is racist” and then in a subsequent tweet wrote that the media is specifically racist against Whites and Asians.
Musk was originally responding to news that the nationally syndicated “Dilbert” comic strip was being canceled from hundreds of newspapers and media outlets across the country. The comic’s creator, Scott Adams, said on an episode of his popular” Real Coffee with Scott Adams” podcast that he was advising White people to stay away from Blacks and that he personally wanted nothing to do with them. Adams took issue with the results of a new poll showing that only 52 percent of Black people agree with the phrase, “It’s OK to be white.”
Musk responded to a tweet criticizing the mainstream media response to the firestorm surrounding Adams’ comments, which stated: “MSM verdict: Adams is a racist, but not the 20 million black people who think it’s not OK to be white.”
Shortly afterward, Musk followed up with a tweet saying the media is now racist against Whites and Asians.
Adams said during that podcast that he had long advocated for Black people and claimed to even “identify” as Black, but then said that the results of a Rasmussen survey led him to do a radical rethink on White and Black relations. Adams suggested that White people should “stay the f**k away from Blacks” and referred to Black people as a “hate group,’ due to the Rasmussen poll which showed that only 52 percent of Blacks agreed with the phrase “It’s OK to be White.” Another 26 percent of Blacks disagreed with the phrase and 21 percent were not sure.
Adams, after referencing the poll, said:
Add them together: That is 47% of black respondents who were not willing to say it’s OK to be white… As you know, I’ve been identifying as Black for a while — years now — because I like to be on the winning team and I like to help. I always thought: Well, if you help the Black community, that’s sort of the biggest lever. You know, you can find the biggest benefit. So, I thought, well, that’s the hardest thing and the biggest benefit, so I’d like to focus a lot of my life resources on helping black Americans — so much so that I started identifying as Black to just be to be on the team I was helping.
But it turns out that nearly half of that team doesn’t think I’m OK to be white, which is of course why I identified as Black, so I could be on the winning team for a while. But I have to say, this is the first political poll that’s ever changed my activities… As of today, I’m going to re-identify as White because I don’t want to be a member of a hate group. I’ve accidentally joined a hate group. If nearly half of all blacks are not OK with White people — according to this poll, not according to me — that’s a hate group, that’s a hate group, and I don’t want to have anything to do with it.
Adams continued, saying, “And 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. Just get the f**k away. Wherever you have to go, just get away because there’s no fixing this.”
Adams stated during his podcast that he had actually already decided to move to a neighborhood with a very low Black population and said that even Don Lemon, CNN’s longtime Black host, had stated that when he moved to a White neighborhood, there were simply not the problems there that existed in Black neighborhoods. Adams was likely referring to a well-known clip in which Lemon harshly criticizes Black people, including for failing to pick up trash.
Adams further reiterated that White people should move away from Blacks, saying, “I think it makes no sense whatsoever as a white citizen of America to try to help Black citizens anymore. I’m going back off from being helpful to Black America because it doesn’t seem like it pays off. I’ve been doing it all my life, and the only outcome is I get called a racist… We should be friendly. Like, I’m not saying start a war or do anything bad… I’m just saying, ‘get away.'”
Adams said that although “anecdotal,” every day when he logs on to social media he sees some clip of a Black person beating a White person, which has contributed to him being “over it.”
In response to the remarks, the USA Today Network, which owns newspapers across the nation, including the Chicago Tribute and the Los Angeles Times, was among the many media groups that dropped Adams’ long-running comic strip.
Adams appeared to acknowledge that he would be “canceled” shortly after making the comments, saying: “By Monday, I should be mostly canceled. So most of my income will be gone by next week. My reputation for the rest of my life is destroyed. You can’t come back from this.”