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Did Dilbert Comic's Sudden Turn to Mocking Wokeness Lead to it Being Cut?
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Did Dilbert Comic's Sudden Turn to Mocking Wokeness Lead to it Being Cut?
Now Dilbert is racist! Popular comic strip is canned by 77 newspapers after artist Scott Adams began incorporating anti-woke plotlines, including black character who identifies as white

- The popular comic strip was booted from a number of publications owned by Lee Enterprises
- Cartoonist Scott Adams said that some newspapers voiced concerns after receiving complaints about his comic content
- Dilbert strips feature in newspapers across 57 countries, and in 19 languages - and there are over 20 million Dilbert books and calendars in print

Quote:A popular comic strip has been canned by 77 newspapers after its creator Scott Adams started incorporating anti-woke plotlines, including a black character who identifies as white.

Adams' much-loved 'Dilbert' comics have been in circulation since 1989 and frequently pokes fun at office culture, but he announced he was sensationally dropped by publisher Lee Enterprises.

The media company owns nearly 100 newspapers across the country - including The Buffalo News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the Arizona Daily Sun - and has been publishing Adams' jokes about the corporate ladder for years.

One of his most recent controversial comic strips included a black worker, who identifies as white, being asked to also identify as gay to boost his company's environmental, social, and governance ratings.

Dave, his reoccurring character, replies: 'Depends how hard you want me to sell it,' before the boss responds: 'Just wear better shirts.'

Adams, 65, is believed to be worth nearly $70million - a fortune he amassed thanks to the popularity of his characters, as well as his non-Dilbert related works.

Quote:He told Fox News that some newspapers voiced concerns after receiving complaints about his comic content.

But he could not say for sure if that had anything to do with the removal of 'Dilbert.'

Adams said: 'It was part of a larger overhaul, I believe, of comics, but why they decided what was in and what was out, that's not known to anybody except them, I guess.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...lines.html

Wokesters were butthurt and complained. 03-hissyfit
09-22-2022 11:47 AM
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RE: Did Dilbert Comic's Sudden Turn to Mocking Wokeness Lead to it Being Cut?
The man behind the curtain gave the nod to ax poor Dilbert.

They were getting out of line with that messaging thing.
09-22-2022 12:27 PM
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