#BoycottScottAdams and #F**kDilbert trends after comic strip creator says Biden will trigger Republican purge
'If Biden is elected, there’s a good chance you will be dead within the year,' Adams tweeted on July 1
Scott Adams, the creator of the comic book strip 'Dilbert', has come under fire on Twitter after he tweeted that "Republicans will be hunted" if Joe Biden is elected as President in 2020. "If Biden is elected, there's a good chance you will be dead within the year. Police will stand down," Adams said in a tweet on July 1 and also added that "Antifa are using BLM as human shields."
His tweets amassed more than 12,630 retweets and prompted 'Dilbert', '#BoycottScottAdams', and '#F**kDilbert' to become trending topics on the social media platform. The creator of the famous office character Dilbert has always been candid about his political views on social media and his blog. He heavily endorsed Trump for president during the 2016 elections and accused Hillary Clinton's campaign of fueling "violence against police, violence against Trump supporters, and death threats to bloggers such as me."
Actor James Urbaniak observed that the threat of violence against Republican voters in response to Democratic electoral victories is a repetitive theme in Adams' political commentary. "Every election year at this time, @ScottAdamsSays rolls out his Democrats' Reign of Terror shtick," said Urbaniak in a tweet. Quoting Adams from a 2016 blog post, he added that the cartoonist said, "Clinton supporters have convinced me – and here I am being 100% serious – that my safety is at risk if I am seen as supportive of Trump."
On July 29, Adams tweeted that the TV show based on his famous comic strip character was canceled because he is white, although a pinned tweet on his Twitter handles says that it was ultimately his decision to leave. He initially claimed he had lost his job due to reverse racism, saying, “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. The other two in corporate America. (They told me directly.)" Later on he tweeted, "I wasn't fired. I was told I couldn't be promoted because of my color and gender, so I left, of course. I invite anyone who had the same experience in corporate America to say so in the comments. Red Pill coming. Open wide."
He became the subject of online backlash for asserting that he had been discriminated against based on the color of his skin. In addition, a user had also pointed out that he had previously blamed the show's cancelation on low ratings and time slot changes. Responding to the hate he had received, Adams later uploaded a video saying "f**k 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 added.
Twitter users have taken to the platform to slam Adams for his tweets that suggest voting for Biden will practically bring about the apocalypse. "Dilbert is trending. Never got Dilbert. Probably the moment the newspaper strip died," a user tweeted, "Anyway, had no idea the guy who created it was bat s**t crazy-which is giving him the benefit of the doubt. Anyway, I had forgotten it was a thing and will go back to that." Another user said, "I was a fan of the Dilbert comic strips... and then stumbled upon Scott Adam's blog to discover he is an alt-right nutjob."
"He blocks anyone who won't play his little game or doesn't give him the answers he wants. Scott is doing nothing but amusing himself and wasting our time," said one user, while another commented, "Scott Adam's should get kicked in the ball sac with a lead-lined boot. F**kin asshole loser, trying to spread Bullshit #F**kDilbert". A user concurred, "Thanks for making it clear that Dilbert is the creation of a neo-nazi apologist. #F**kDilbert."