Dilbert appears on SNL to provide an update on the creator’s racist tirade after the comic was cancelled
Saturday Night Live was visited last night by Dilbert, the signature character of newly canceled comic book creator Scott Adams, who waded into the waters of his author’s latest scandal.
Last month, Adams proclaimed that whites “should get away from blacks,” citing a poll that found nearly half of blacks disagree with whites.
During SNL’s signature weekend update segment, hosted by head writers Michael Che and Colin Jost, Dilbert stopped by to discuss the aftermath of the Adams scandal.
The character appearance began with Che setting the bit up by describing Adams’ comments:
“Newspapers around the company are dumping the beloved comic strip Dilbert after its creator, Scott Adams, staged a racist tirade last week calling for blacks to get away from whites. Unofficially he’s right,” Che said.
Michael Che interviews Dilbert, played by Michael Longfellow, on Saturday’s episode of SNL as the show offers its two cent taunt after cartoonist Scott Adams’ racist tirade
Dilbert, played by new cast member Michael Longfellow, told the audience that Adam’s apparent racism came as “a total shock” to him and the “all white” Dilbert offices.
“Most cartoonists are funny, but racially funny? Let’s just say I didn’t see the memo,’ he said.
He said he just understood Adams as this “Trump-supporting cartoonist who did magic in his spare time.”
When Che asked if there had been any implications for Scott’s true nature, Dibert said, “No, I knew he was evil. He got me going to the office every single day from COVID and he knows I’m autoimmune.
The sketch then turned around as Dilbert said he had had some time to reflect on the true nature of the work and that he had read some of the “black radicals” such as Stokely Carmichael.
“Even secular labor serves to maintain the capitalist system that was built to maintain a racial hierarchy.
“But that will soon change: the race war is coming. are you ready
“I woke up this morning ready to take to the streets and paint the town with white man’s blood,” Dilbert announced before the part ended.
Adams has become increasingly open about his right-wing political views in recent years.
His current troubles erupted after Dilbert was canned by 77 newspapers in September for his increasingly controversial storylines, including one about a black character who identifies as white.
The comic has been around since 1989 and continues to poke fun at office culture.
During Adams’ racing rant, which was posted to his personal YouTube page with 118,000 subscribers, he called black people a “hate group”.
The 65-year-old said: “It can’t be fixed. This can’t be fixed… you just have to escape. So that’s what I did, I went to an area where I have a very small black population.
Adams who is said to have amassed a $70 million fortune from Dilbert and his signature character
Adams appeared to double down on comments on Twitter last week.
“A lot of people are angry with me today, but I haven’t heard anyone disagree,” he told his 867,000 followers.
“I make two main points: 1. Treat everyone as an individual (no discrimination).
‘2. Avoid any group that doesn’t respect you. Does anyone think that’s bad advice?’
Later in the day he wrote: “Has anyone checked the price of free speech lately? It’s worse than eggs.”
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