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"Was it something I said?": “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams reacts to cancellation post-racist rant

Salon 2/25/2023 Kelly McClure

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Scott Adams, creator of the long-running comic strip "Dilbert," made a series of racist comments during a recent episode of his podcast, "Real Coffee with Scott Adams," resulting in his overnight cancellation.

The comments in question, which he has made no earnest apology for, centered on Black people and his referring to them as a "hate group." 

In the latest episode of his podcast, posted on Friday, Adams sounds off on the decision being made by newspapers across the country to pull his strip from their papers asking, "Was it something I said?"

"There's never been a better time to be alive," Adams says in the intro. ". . . Has anybody noticed anything in the news about me lately?"

Boasting about the fact that his name has been trending on Twitter, saying, "Oh no, my enemies are sending me lots of energy. Oh no, what will I do with all of that attention?" He then goes on to directly address newcomers to his show who may only be interested in hearing him talk about being "in trouble," smirking that he's gonna make them wait till the end to get what they came for.

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After the bulk of the hour-long episode, spent putting a racist/MAGA angle on talking points from the news, Adams gets into it.

"Here's what's interesting about this situation. Anyone who knows my actual opinion . . . doesn't wanna give it more attention. So it's gonna be sort of a dicey situation if they cancel me. You don't wanna give me more attention. That's not gonna work for whatever you're trying to achieve."

Saying he woke up the first morning of his cancellation in a good mood, Adams ends the episode saying that being provocative drives energy to the point. 

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