Comic strip gets the chop after poking fun at wokeness

A US cartoon strip that has amused readers since the 1980s by satirising office culture has been removed from 77 newspapers after it started poking fun at “wokeness”, according to its author.

Scott Adams, who has written and illustrated the popular “Dilbert” comic strip for decades, said media company Lee Enterprises stopped printing it this week. 

The eponymously named comic follows office worker Dilbert as he struggles to climb the corporate ladder. 

In recent years, Adams has mocked the introduction of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in the workplace. 

The illustrator has also introduced a new character named Dave, who is black but identifies as white.

Adams said he believed Lee Enterprises’ decision to axe it “was part of a larger overhaul” of comics. 

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