Dilbert creator Scott Adams tweeted that “Republicans will be hunted” if former Vice President Joe Biden is elected in 2020.
“If Biden is elected, there’s a good chance you will be dead within the year. Police will stand down,” he tweeted on July 1. “Republicans will be hunted.” Adams added: “Antifa are using BLM as human shields.”
Live Action Scott Adams is even dorkier than comic strip Dilbert.
Pretty sure Dilbert wins in a fist fight. pic.twitter.com/LdqQ9BS0kD
— Bianca Kamala Harris the First of Her Name (@RealKHiveQueenB) July 1, 2020
His post garnered more than 17,000 favorites, leading for “Dilbert” to become the No. 6 top-trending topic on Twitter. Social media users largely shared screenshots of the tweets and talked about Adams message.
Here’s what you need to know:
Adams Denied Being Fired From TV Show
In case other people besides the Dilbert guy are concerned about this, we can assure you that Joe Biden will not hunt Republicans as President. https://t.co/74n5rhzQjv
— Republican Voters Against Trump (@RVAT2020) July 1, 2020
The cartoonist, a supporter of President Donald Trump, previously tweeted that his TV series based on the famous comic strip character was canceled because he is white. However, in a pinned tweet at the top of Adams’ Twitter page, Adams said it was his decision to leave.
“I wasn’t fired. I was told I couldn’t be promoted because of my color and gender, so I left, of course,” he tweeted on June 29. “I invite anyone who had the same experience in corporate America to say so in the comments. Red Pill coming. Open wide…”
The day before he claimed he lost the job because of reverse racism. “I lost my TV show for being white when UPN decided it would focus on an African-American audience. That was the third job I lost for being white,” he wrote on June 28. “The other two in corporate America. (They told me directly.)”
In response to the backlash, Adams created a video where he said “f*** you,” to the naysayers. “Sometimes I put a tweet out there, I’ll just put it out there and then say… that might come back to me,” he said on June 29.
Adams previously gave a different reason why Dilbert was dumped after two seasons on UPN, telling Ground Report in 2006 it was canned because of mistakes made at the network. “It was on UPN, a network that few people watch. And because of some management screw-ups between the first and second seasons, the time slot kept changing and we lost our viewers,” he said.
Adams Is No Stranger to Scandal
This wasn’t the first time Adams found himself in controversy. Though he didn’t regret saying he lost his job because of reverse racism, he was sorry about a tweet he fired off in 2019.
The cartoonist faced backlash after he promoted his online expert company after the deadly shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. Two children and a man in his 20s were killed in the attack, the New York Times wrote in July 2019.
Adams told the Times he was irritated while news of the shooting was unfolding, saying journalists didn’t seem to know what was going on. He figured his app, Interface by WhenHub, could help people who need answers. “If you were a witness to the #GilroyGarlicFestivalshooting please sign on to Interface by WhenHub (free app) and you can set your price to take calls. Use keyword Gilroy,” he tweeted.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) July 29, 2019
Social media users widely accused the tweet of being insensitive and accused Adams of trying to profit off a tragedy. He regretted writing the tweet.
“I wouldn’t do it the same way again,” he told the New York Times. “I dashed off a tweet and did not think about it.”