HuffPo: Children’s Christmas classic “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” is racist, sexist, & homophobic…
“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” story came from an age when lessons were acknowledged to be painful. Lessons still are painful, but we have forgotten to teach our children that lesson. Life takes a bite out of you sometimes and you must learn how to adapt. It’s about survival & triumphing over our issues.
The holiday TV classic “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” is seriously problematic. 😳 pic.twitter.com/dOgqPF3bAP
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 29, 2018
On Wednesday night, Huffington Post, warming up for its Christmas-bashing season, reissued a tweet from 2017 in which it attacked the TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Calling it problematic and citing tweets from viewers labeling Santa as a “bigoted exploitative pr***,” HuffPo lambasted Rudolph’s father as verbally abusive and a patriarchal nightmare and the school coach as a bully.
Titled “Rudolph, The Marginalized Reindeer,” the video starts with the other reindeer calling Rudolph names, such as “fire snout,” “rainbow puss,” and “red schnoz.” Rudolph turns to them and cries, “Stop calling me names!” As the video continues with scenes from the story, the screen reads. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a holiday classic that returns to TV each holiday season, but lately, viewers are noticing the tale may not be so jolly after all and they’re sharing their observations online.”
The screen then shows various tweets attacking the classic, with statements such as, “Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick,” and “Santa’s operation is an HR nightmare and in serious need of diversity and inclusion training. #Rudolph.”
HuffPo continues, “Former fans are pointing out Rudolph’s father verbally abuses him.” “Santa berates Donner for his son’s nose.” More
Rudolf was bullied. That’s kinda the point of the story: bullying sucks but, ultimately, the outcast will save the day and be celebrated by all. This has to be a joke, right?
Kids need to be taught that bad things happen but they can overcome them and have a happy ending. Overcoming, triumphing over our issues is a great lesson for children. It’s needed today more than ever before.
Why does the Left try to ruin everything? Leave Rudolph alone you nut jobs. I think your kids have more to worry about with you as parents than watching this movie. #Rudolph
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) November 29, 2018
If you have nothing better to do then be offended by a fake reigndeer, I find that the problem is not with the movie but with the left leaning HuffPost then.. maybe instead of trying to find problems where none are and being offended by childish things, maybe grow up.
— Joy (@Joyfullyme) November 29, 2018
When I was a kid, Rudolph was a story about recognizing that people can be wrong and mean and quick to judge but also able to grow and learn and forgive. Crazy concepts these days, I know.
— RaeRae (@VraiRae) November 29, 2018