Elon Musk Says ‘Media Is Racist’ Against White People In Defense Of ‘Dilbert’ Cartoonist’s Rant

Newspapers dropped the comic strip after Scott Adams called Black people a hate group and called for racial segregation.

Twitter owner Elon Musk backed “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams who recently went on a racist rant, calling African Americans a hate group and recommended that Whites “just get the hell away” from them during a YouTube livestream. Hundreds of newspapers dropped the cartoon strip.

“The media is racist,” Musk tweeted Sunday (Feb. 26) on his global social media platform.

Musk, the multi-billionaire owner of Tesla, followed that message with a second controversial Twitter post: “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.”

Later that day, Musk tweeted, “Exactly,” in agreement with a Twitter user who wrote that Adams’ comments “weren’t good” but had an “element of truth” to them.

'Dilbert' Comic Strip Dropped After Creator’s Racist Rant

The New York Times reports that Musk’s defense of Adams is another example of him getting involved in a divisive situation after he pledged in an October open letter that “Twitter aspires to be the most respected advertising platform in the world.” In that letter, Musk contrasted himself to news outlets that he said exploit social divides for profit.

But since his takeover of Twitter in October, white supremacist and neo-Nazi content has proliferated on the platform, reported. Musk reactivated the accounts of known neo-Nazis and ushered in a rise in hate speech on the platform.

Racial slurs targeting Black people increased from 1,282 times a day to 3,876 times a day just two months after Musk purchased the social media platform, according to The Times.

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