Comic Dilbert Gets the Ax of 77 Logs –

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Popular comic book character Dilbert, which chronicles office life, has been banned from 77 newspapers in the United States.

Media company Lee Enterprise stopped printing the comic this week. Dilbert creator, writer and illustrator Scott Adams said he doesn’t know why Dilbert should be fired.

“Why they decided what was inside and what wasn’t, nobody knows except them, I guess,” he said in an interview with Fox News.

Adams guessed that one reason could be that Dilbert often scoffed at woke issues like environmental, social and governance (ESG) that had taken a strong place in finance.

Additionally, he added a new character to the comic, Dave, who is black but identifies as white.

The comic pokes fun at both ESG and diversity. For example, a band reads; “Our ESG score will drop if we open a new plant that adds CO2 to the atmosphere…but we can balance that by adding more diversity to our board.”

The Catbert character’s response is then, “How much CO2 do you plan to add?” to which the character then responds, “The value of a non-binary board member.”

Apparently some newspapers weren’t happy with this kind of content, but Adams said he didn’t know if that was why Dilbert was removed altogether.

Dilbert appeared in thousands of newspapers over a 33-year period, resulting in books, calendars and even a television show that ran from 1999 to 2000.

Other comic book characters that have been stripped include Baby Blues, Red and Rover, Mutts, and Bizarro.

Despite the above, Dilbert still has a “life” according to Adams’ website where the cabin comic appears in thousands of newspapers in 57 countries in 19 languages.

Adams has a net worth of $75 million. With Dilbert’s cuts, he risks seeing his net worth drop significantly.

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