Tech billionaire Elon Musk has accused the media of being racist towards white and Asian people after a storm over "racist" comments from a comic artist.
Musk's comments come after Scott Adams, creator of the popular Dilbert comic, went on a racist tirade in a YouTube video where he said black Americans were part of a "hate group" and that white people should "get the hell away" from them.
Musk, 51, appeared to agree with Adams' comments when he said on Sunday, February 26, that the US media was "racist against whites & Asians".
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“For a *very* long time, US media was racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians,” Musk said on Twitter.
“Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America. Maybe they can try not being racist.”
Adams' rant was inspired by a poll by right-leaning Rasmussen Reports that said 26% of Black respondents disagreed with the statement “It’s OK to be white.”
Musk became involved when a Twitter user said the media was portraying Adams as a racist, but not those 26% of people.
Musk did agree that Adams' comments “weren’t good” and said we should return to a colour blind society.
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Adams had said white Americans should “get the hell away from Black people” and it “makes no sense whatsoever as a white citizen of America to try to help Black citizens anymore”.
He also said he moved to a white neighbourhood to "escape".
The Washington Post, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and other US newspapers have scrapped “Dilbert” from their publications in response to his comments.
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