Theodor Seuss Geisel better known by millions as the author of the Dr. Seuss books for children, has been cancelled, or at least partially.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the company that preserves and protects the legacy of Dr. Seuss announced on Tuesday that it would cease publication of six titles because of “racist and insensitive imagery, as the Boston Globe reports:
“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement that coincided with the late author and illustrator’s birthday.
“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” it said.
The other books affected are “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
The decision to cease publication and sales of the books was made last year after months of discussion, the company told AP.
“Dr. Seuss Enterprises listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academics and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles,” it said.
This comes just after Biden dropped Dr. Seuss from “Read Across America Day” and one of Virginia’s largest school district did the same, as Fox News reports:
President Biden appears to have erased Dr. Seuss from “Read Across America Day”, the annual celebration of reading in honor of the legendary children’s author, whose birthday falls on March 2.
While Biden followed presidential tradition in proclaiming Tuesday “Read Across America Day,” he bucked his predecessors by leaving out any mention of Dr. Seuss from the proclamation.
The White House didn’t immediately return a request for comment on why Dr. Seuss was left out of the proclamation, but the snub comes as progressives have sought to cancel the beloved children’s author.
One of Virginia’s biggest school districts, Loudoun County Public Schools, reportedly nixed Dr. Seuss from the school’s “Read Across America Day” celebration, citing alleged racial “undertones” in his children’s books.
The left wants to cancel anything they dislike and will go to extreme lengths to get what they want.
Sadly, those who run corporate America are either in alignment with cancel culture, or they are simply weak people looking to cave at the earliest opportunity.
Consumers should get to decide whether or not they want to purchase a particular title, and if some find it offensive they do not have to buy or read it.
Instead of burning books perhaps those on the left should just calm down and put their focus on issues that really matter.
Just don’t expect that to happen anytime soon as the left is more determined than ever to crush anything and everyone they dislike, past or present.
ARTICLE SOURCE : thefederalistpapers.org