Denver Post Low-Keys Decision to Drop ‘Dilbert’ Following Racist Comments from Creator Scott Adams

The Denver Post announced it would drop the comic strip Dilbert after creator Scott Adams made racist comments about Black people last week. The Denver Post’s decision follows similar moves by other publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the USA Today Network, The Boston Globe and others. Dilbert’s distributor also announced this weekend that it would no longer work with Adams due to his comments.

While many of those other publications issued formal statements announcing their decisions and the rationales, The Denver Post’s announcement came in the form of two sentences added to the end of a 10-paragraph Associated Press article on page A4 of Sunday’s edition: “The Denver Post is in the process of ending its publication of Dilbert. Today’s comics section was printed in advance.” I would link to it, but that article is not available on The Denver Post’s website.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s