San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the US, has announced it will no longer run the “Dilbert” comic strip, after creator Scott Adams labeled Black Americans as a “hate group.”

Adams, 65, made the controversial statements in a recent episode of his podcast, “Real Coffee with Scott Adams.”

In Wednesday’s episode, Adams said a recent poll showed “nearly half of all Blacks are not OK with White people.”

“If so, that’s a hate group,” he added.

“Black people can be racist, too,” Adams said, citing 26% of Black respondents who said it’s “not OK to be White” and 21% who said “they weren’t sure.”

Adams said: “That’s 47% of Blacks not willing to say it’s OK to be White. That’s like a real poll. This just happened.”

Adams urged white people to get away from “Blacks”.

“Just get the f*ck away. Wherever you have to go, just get away. Because there’s no fixing this. This can’t be fixed.”

Adams sarcastically said he previously identified as Black for years, because “I like to be on a winning team.” But he’s “going to re-identify as White,” because he doesn’t “want to be a member of a hate group.”

Adams said he moved to an area “with a very low Black population.”

According to reports, he has lived in Pleasanton, California since 2020.

Adams added, “And I’m also really sick of seeing video after video of Black Americans beating up non-Black citizens. I realize it’s anecdotal… It doesn’t give me a full picture of what’s happening. But every damn day I look on social media and there’s some Black person beating the sh*t out of some white person.”

“I’m over it,” he said. “I’m over it. So, I quit. It feels good not to be in a racist hate group anymore.”

Adams reacted to the backlash in a follow-up episode of his podcast, asking, “Was it something I said?”

“There’s never been a better time to be alive,” Adams says in the podcast intro. “Has anybody noticed anything in the news about me lately?”

After mentioning he was trending on Twitter, Adams said, “Oh no, my enemies are sending me lots of energy. Oh no, what will I do with all of that attention?”

Watch the video below.