Claims classic animation is bigoted and racist
Paul Joseph Watson
November 29, 2018
The Huffington Post is facing widespread ridicule after posting a video in which it claims the original 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer television special is “problematic,” “bigoted” and offensive.
The animated TV special is much loved and re-broadcast every Christmas, but editors at the Huffington Post were seemingly determined to ruin it.
A video uploaded to Twitter claims that the animation is bigoted and offensive because it portrays Rudolph being “marginalized” and bullied by the other characters.
The holiday TV classic “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” is seriously problematic. ?? pic.twitter.com/dOgqPF3bAP
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 29, 2018
The video quotes a blue check mark on Twitter who says Rudolph is a “racist” and “homophobic” parable and another who says “Santa’s operation is….in serious need of diversity and inclusion training.”
The video received a torrent of ridicule, with respondents pointing out that the whole point of the story is that Rudolph rises above marginalization and bullying to thrive against adversity.
“Imagine taking 54 years to figure out that everybody was rude to Rudolph,” said one respondent.
Imagine taking 54 years to figure out that everybody was rude to Rudolph.
— ?? Koda ?? (@KodaOtt) November 29, 2018
“I think that’s the whole point of the story huffpo…,” replied another.
I think that’s the whole point of the story huffpo…
— Nico Sammy G ???? (@NicoSammyG) November 29, 2018
“Wait, so you’re telling me, in as story about overcoming adversity and bullying, the character had to be bullied? YA DON’T SAY!” added another.
Wait, so you’re telling me, in as story about overcoming adversity and bullying, the character had to be bullied? YA DON’T SAY!
— Guanglai Kangyi, Age 15…