To bring things back on topic, I’ll always remember him appearing alongside Scoot Addams (who also did a lot of New Yorker cartoons) on Conan O’Barbarian’s talk show in the early 2000s.
Aw, c’mon, what could be more on topic than a white dude doubling down on being wrong?
In the 90s, I used to have a rule when evaluating a possible workplace:
If there were too many Dilbert cartoons pinned to the cubicles, it was a warning flag.
If there were no Dilbert cartoons pinned to the cubicles, run!
Right you are thanks for the correction
That’s great and all but he’s been shitty for a long time. That he’s only getting dropped now is more of a problem, it only brings to light that you can be racist and a POS and be totally ok, just don’t be too racist
Writers often confuse “people think my article/book/cartoon is important” for “people think I’m important.”
Ooh, the sweet taste of accountability for one’s actions.
No, that’s Henry Garfield.
And how important the thing is … well, that opinion is also guided by the principle of:
“…people always think that if they are very expert at something, that thing must therefore be extremely important.”
– Louis de Bernières, ‘The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts’
If I ever see him while visiting my parents though, I will be sure to avoid him!
Maybe this is all a ploy on Scott “Stick Your Fingers in Your Dad’s Asshole” Adams’s part to get a cushy, well-paying seat on the White Male Victim Express?
Nah. Apparently he just really is a bigoted dickhead.
Definitely the former in my experience. Outside of communities like BB who are deeply aware of such things, Adams’ views are not that widely known. If you walked up to any stranger on the street right now, I guarantee they know Dilbert comics, but have no idea what a piece of human garbage Adams is.
Whether they would care after finding out depends on the person I suppose, and I wouldn’t hazard to guess any numbers on that.
My experience has been that it’s the same with most garbage celebrities, like JK Rowling, Kanye, and the others. Even if their hate has been in national news, there’s so much news nowadays that most people don’t pick up on it.
Also remember that most people are not on Twitter, where most of this stuff surfaces. Techie online communities act like Twitter is the centre of the universe, but the vast, vast majority of humanity has never read a single thing on it. I don’t know a single person in my daily real life who has ever even been on Twitter, and I don’t think I’m an outlier in that regard.
I think this is true of all of them. What changed with Orange Twat is that he made it okay for all those people to say that stuff out loud. They used to know their beliefs were unacceptable and kept them to themselves.
That’s easy for you to say. JK Rowling is actively employing her billions of dollars to get me killed. I don’t find her art too palatable as a result.
From the Daily Beat article linked within the Daily Beast article that someone linked:
Earlier in the day, Adams appeared to invoke a similar question on Twitter. “Is it racist to avoid racists who are the same race as each other?” he tweeted. “Or is it only racist if the racists you are avoiding are white?”
Twitter CEO Elon Musk responded to Adams, writing “simultaneously, an interesting question and a tongue twister!”
Can we just shove all these self-absorbed white-male pontificators into a room together? So they can mantalk at each other, until their batteries expire?
Think of all the implied violence if they were left alone!