AINSLEY EARHARDT: There’s this cancel culture trying to cancel Dr. Seuss now. How far are they going to take this?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 2, 2021
DON JR: This week alone, they canceled Mr. Potato Head. This week alone, they canceled the Muppets … you have Oreo cookie chiming in on trans rights pic.twitter.com/4fqUaBUmik
It is hard to keep up with all the things the brats are offended by these days. Last month, it was Donald McNeil, Jr. who was up for a Pulitzer at the New York Times for his reporting on COVID until he lost the newsroom. Yesterday, it was a falling out over saying “God bless George Floyd.”
“Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because of their use of offensive imagery, according to the business that oversees the estate of the children’s author and illustrator.
In a statement on Tuesday, Dr. Seuss Enterprises said that it had decided last year to end publication and licensing of the books by Theodor Seuss Geisel. The titles include his first book writing under the pen name Dr. Seuss, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” (1937), and “If I Ran the Zoo” (1950). …”
I thought Dr. Seuss was an anti-racist. Not anymore.
“If I Ran the Zoo” is one of the six Seuss books that will soon be out of publication, a decision made by Seuss’s estate given its obviously racist imagery. And this being March 2021, one response was obvious and immediate: Wow, they’re canceling Dr. Seuss!
No one is “canceling” Dr. Seuss, a phrasing by now so detached from reality that it doesn’t even make any sense. The author, himself, is dead for one thing, which is about as canceled as a person can get. The vast, vast majority of his books, the ones without racist images or references, will still be sold. If Dr. Seuss’s profile wanes a bit as a result of the attention being paid to his drawings — the only form of “canceling” at play here — to whom is harm being done? …”
I’m just glad they have moved on from our Confederate monuments.
Now, it is George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Ben Franklin monuments, the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians, Aunt Jemima, Dr. Seuss books, the Muppets and Mr. Potato Head’s toxic masculinity. Dr. Seuss has become a partisan issue that is being debated on the floor of Congress.
Note: The Anti-Woke Millennials haven’t gone away. Big Tech has just censored the internet after what happened in 2016. As a result, the Woke Millennials are now center stage.