Elon Musk says the US media is ‘racist against whites and Asians’

Twitter CEO Elon Musk appeared to defend “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams’ remarks concerning race, accusing the media of being racist toward white people and Asians as dozens of media outlets such as The Washington Post and the New York Times dropped the comic strip.

A Twitter account with the handle Monitoring Bias tweeted, “Adams was horrified that a poll of black people showed only half believe ‘it’s OK to be white.’ He called this hate and recommended white people live far away from blacks. MSM verdict: Adams is a racist, but not the 20 million black people who think it’s not OK to be white.”

Musk responded initially by tweeting, “The media is racist.”

He added, “For a *very* long time, US media was racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians. Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America. Maybe they can try not being racist.”

A Ph.D. psychologist and author named Chris Ferguson tweeted, “Adams’ comments weren’t good. But there’s an element of truth to this…it’s complicated. Mainly we’ve leaned into identity with predictable results, and power today is complicated. We were on the right path with colorblindness and need to return to it.”

Musk replied to that tweet, “Exactly.”

The “Dilbert” creator tweeted on Saturday, “Is it racist to avoid racists who are the same race as each other? Or is it only racist if the racists you are avoiding are white?”

Adams’ comments were in response to a Rasmussen poll that showed 47% of black respondents were not willing to say it’s okay to be white and that ostensibly convinced him that African-Americans are a “hate group.” He said that since the group hates whites, they should “get the f**k” away from black people.

“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,” he said during his podcast.

“There’s no fixing this. This can’t be fixed… You just have to escape. So that’s what I did, I went to a neighborhood where I have a very low black population,” Adams added.

This enraged leftist media outlets who called Adams racist for making the statements and dozens proceeded to cut ties with him over the weekend because of it.

Adams responded to being called a racist in another video posted on Friday as he was dumped by USA Today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe.

“I’m trending on Twitter. Was it something I said?” Adams tweeted. “Come watch me get canceled.”

(Video Credit: Real Coffee with Scott Adams)

Adams also invoked “The Pence Rule,” named after former Vice President Mike Pence, who has stated that he will not be alone with a woman who isn’t his wife.

“Now, do you think that Pence does not like women? Would that be a reasonable conclusion?” the cartoonist asked. “Here’s how I interpret it. It has nothing to do with anything to do with any individual woman. [He’s not saying] ‘This jezebel wants to go to lunch with me.’ He’s not saying that. He’s just playing the odds. He’s just playing a statistical game.”

“The Mike Pence rule would say, you wanna get some distance. Now is that racist? Yeah, by definition,” he remarked. “But it’s racist in a personal success context, which is completely allowable.”

“I’m just saying: as a personal, career decision, you should absolutely be racist whenever it’s to your advantage, and that’s for men, for women, for black or white, Asian or Hispanic,” Adams contended.

On Sunday, Adams tweeted, “I’m accepting criticism from anyone who has seen the full context here. The rest of you are in a fake news bubble but I trust you suspected that.”

“We are at the phase in which people are hallucinating they disagree with me but they can’t name the disagreement. Sometimes where there is smoke there is just steam from a dryer vent,” he also stated.

He slammed The Washington Post as well, “The Washington Post is in spin mode now. They had to ignore 80% of the context by not mentioning the Hotep Jesus podcast. Lol.”

And he used CNN host Don Lemon to make his point.

Adams was previously canceled by 77 media outlets over using a black character who identifies as white being asked to also identify as gay to boost his company’s environmental, social, and governance ratings in one of his cartoon strips.

Dave in “Dilbert” replied, “Depends how hard you want me to sell it,” before the boss responded, “Just wear better shirts.”

“Dilbert” is featured in newspapers across 57 countries and in 19 languages. There are over 20 million Dilbert books and calendars in print. Adams is believed to have a worth of approximately $70 million according to the Daily Mail.

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Republished with permission from American Wire News Service


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