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Elon Musk Accuses Media of Being “Racist Against Whites and Asians”

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Elon Musk Accuses Media of Being “Racist Against Whites and Asians”. Credit: Daniel Oberhaus / Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY 4.0

On Sunday, Elon Musk accused the US media of being racist towards “whites and Asians”. The comments were made in response to the decision of several prominent American media publications to drop the comic strip Dilbert, from their newspapers.

The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, as well as smaller outlets, made the decision to drop the comic strip after its creator, Scott Adams, released a controversial YouTube video discussing race.

Musk’s tweet, which has now garnered over 6 million views, sparked yet another debate on Twitter over race, racism, and the media between users of the social media platform. Musk frequently posts on Twitter, which he has owned since October 2022, often grabbing the headlines with his opinions.

Elon Musk accuses the media of being racist

“For a *very* long time, US media was racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians,” said Elon Musk on Twitter.

“Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America,” the business magnate continued. “Maybe they can try not being racist.”

Musk was replying to another Twitter account called “Monitoring Bias”. The Monitoring Bias Twitter account was commenting on the controversy surrounding Dilbert creator Scott Adams and his comments on YouTube, which have subsequently been deemed racist by media outlets and online users.

“The media is racist,” replied Musk to the tweet by Monitoring Bias. The Monitoring Bias account claims to be “Independent and data-driven and unwoke. Monitoring hyperpartisan thinking, culture wars, and institutional bias against white and Asian people in America.”

Musk’s tweet has over 6 million views, over 8,000 retweets, and more than 46,000 likes.

Scott Adams controversy

Musk’s comments on Twitter were ultimately in response to an earlier controversy sparked by Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip. Dilbert, which has been published since the late 1980s, is known for its satirical office humor and follows the office space adventures of the eponymous Dilbert, a white-collar engineer, and his dog, Dogbert.

Adams made the controversial comments in a video he posted on YouTube discussing race relations in the US.

“You know, nearly half of all blacks are not okay with white people according to this poll, not according to me. According to this poll, that’s a hate group,” Adams said, referring to a poll conducted by Rasmussen.

The poll referred to by Adams asked respondents how they felt about phrases like “It’s okay to be white” and “Black people can be racist too.”

The poll itself also proved contentious, with right-leaning publications like the Washington Examiner claiming that it showed “Voters are not buying into “woke” racial politics and anti-white attacks from liberals.”

On the other side of the political aisle, more left-leaning publications like CNBC have cited the Anti-Defamation League’s label for the phrase “it’s okay to be white” as being a “hate slogan”

Adams continued his commentary on the poll saying, “And I don’t want to have anything to do with them and I would say you know based on the current way things are going the best advice I would give to white people is to get the hell away from black people.”

Adams was largely decried for these comments and his Dilbert comic strip was dropped from several notable newspapers and publications.

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