As the new victim of the left’s cancel mentality, beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, demonstrates, no one is healthy. A quick look back shows that the group now accusing Dr. Seuss of bigotry had a very different message just a few years ago.
The Democratic Party was led by then-President Barack Obama in 2015. Theodor Seuss Geisel was a huge fan of the work of Theodor Seuss Geisel at the time.
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“Dr. Seuss pretty much has everything you need to know,” he told a group of laughing White House interns.
Obama’s expansive declaration didn’t end there. He went into great depth on how Dr. Seuss’ work instills vital ideals and life lessons in his audience.
He compared it to Dr. Seuss’ “The Sneetches and Other Stories,” saying, “It’s like the Star-Belly Sneetches, you know?”
“Why should we treat anyone differently only because they don’t have a star on their belly?” says the narrator.
In a 2018 interview with author Dave Eggers, Obama made similar remarks, according to Fox News. On Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2, celebrated as “Read Across America Day” across the country, he and former First Lady Michelle Obama read Dr. Seuss books to children on a regular basis.
On March 2, however, the atmosphere around Dr. Seuss is even less enthusiastic. That’s because the left has agreed to “cancel” him because of his allegedly insensitive novels.
Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, according to the Associated Press. “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” are two of the most common.
“These books depict people in hurtful and incorrect ways,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press.
“Our dedication and overall strategy to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog serves and benefits all cultures and families” includes ending sales of these books.
Perhaps more bizarre is the reason for the so-called “racial language” in these novels.
“And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” according to the outlet, “an Asian individual is depicted wearing a conical hat, carrying chopsticks, and eating from a bowl.”
“A drawing of two bare-footed African men wearing what seem to be grass skirts with their hair tied over their heads appears in ‘If I Ran the Zoo.’”
The cancel crusade does not end with these specific books.
The Washington Post published a so-called “perspective” report claiming Dr. Seuss was a lifelong bigot whose anti-minority beliefs “leached into his children’s books like toxic mold in the basement — easy to dismiss but dangerous to ignore.”
That appears to be a bit dramatic.