Elon Musk accused the United States mainstream media of being racist against white and Asian people in a tweet posted early Sunday morning.
The owner of Twitter and Tesla reprimanded the media and elite education institutions for attacking white people and Asians in recent years. “The media is racist. For a *very* long time, US media was racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians. Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America,” Musk said.
“Maybe they can try not being racist,” the billionaire added.
For a *very* long time, US media was racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians.
Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America.
Maybe they can try not being racist.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2023
Musk’s comments come in response to comments made by “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams. Earlier this week, Adams faced criticism after he expressed outrage when discussing a poll that asked participants “Do you agree or disagree with this statement, ‘It’s OK to be white’?”
An alarming 26% of Black people disagreed it was okay to be white and 21% said they were “not sure” if being white is okay.
Adams went on to make a barrage of controversial remarks knocking the poll respondents that were not okay with white people. “I’m going to back off from being helpful to Black America because it doesn’t seem like it pays off. I get called a racist. That’s the only outcome,” the cartoonist said.
“It makes no sense to help Black Americans if you’re white. It’s over. Don’t even think it’s worth trying,” he continued. “I’m not saying start a war or do anything bad. Nothing like that. I’m just saying get away. Just get away. ”
Adams was horrified that a poll of black people showed only half believe "it's OK to be white."
He called this hate and recommended white people live far away from blacks.
MSM verdict: Adams is a racist, but not the 20 million black people who think it's not OK to be white. https://t.co/LC8zIGvoqx
— Monitoring Bias (@monitoringbias) February 25, 2023
This is the absolute truth what @ScottAdamsSays is saying here. He had to have known that all the coward newspapers would drop his Dilbert comic strip. I admire Scott Adams for doing it anyway. pic.twitter.com/sy0vhHutV2
— Jesse Lee Peterson (@JLPtalk) February 25, 2023
Following his video, Adams’ Dilbert comic strip was removed from multiple mainstream newspapers, including The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times.
Adams doubled down on his contentious commentary despite the media’s pushback. “A lot of people are angry at me today but I haven’t yet heard anyone disagree. 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 is bad advice?” he said in a tweet.
A lot of people are angry at me today but I haven't yet heard anyone disagree. 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 is bad advice?
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) February 25, 2023
The cartoonist went on to claim “our opinions are assigned,” citing an infographic displaying the usage of the word “racism” exploding within mainstream media coverage since 2010.
lol, our opinions are assigned. https://t.co/YsgxWvYAbJ
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) February 26, 2023
Earlier this week, Musk made headlines after posting a cryptic tweet that appeared to suggest he has information exposing the “whole Covid-19 ‘pandemic’ response was a scam.”
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