Dilbert cartoon creator Scott Adams on Monday confronted continued fallout from remarks that likened Black Individuals to a “hate group,” with a writer withdrawing plans for a forthcoming guide.
Portfolio, a Penguin Random Home imprint, stated in a press release that it could “not be publishing ‘Reframe Your Mind’ by Scott Adams.”
The guide, which was scheduled to be in bookstores and on-line Sept. 12, was marketed as a self-help title to assist reframe one’s outlook with focus and repetition.
Adams, 65, who has stated that he is a sufferer of so-called cancel on Monday tweeted that his guide agent is now not representing him.
Late Sunday, the distributor of Adams’ Dilbert stated it was severing ties with the cartoonist. It had beforehand positioned the cartoon, syndicated since 1989, in 2,000 publications based mostly in 65 international locations.
“As a media and communications firm, AMU values free speech,” the highest leaders of Andrews McMeel Common stated in a press release. “However we are going to by no means help any commentary rooted in discrimination or hate.”
Adams’ remarks on Black Individuals surfaced final week through the YouTube present, “Actual Espresso with Scott Adams.” Addressing a Rasmussen Stories survey that discovered 26% of Black Individuals disagreed with the assertion, “It’s OK to be white,” the white creator lashed out.
“Primarily based on the present method issues are going, the very best recommendation I’d give to white folks is to get the hell away from Black folks,” Adams stated on the present.
Amid the backlash, Adams defended his remarks, claimed folks “hate me and are canceling me,” and stated, “Everybody needs to be handled as a person” with out discrimination.