Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Rudolph the Marginalized Reindeer? The 1964 children’s Christmas classic is “seriously problematic,” according to HuffPost.
A video posted on Twitter claims, viewers are noticing the tale may not be so jolly after all.
“Yearly reminder that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism and homophobia with Santa as a bigoted exploitative pr-ck,” the first tweet read.
“Santa’s operation is a HR nightmare and in serious need of diversity and inclusion training,” the other tweeted.
Huff Post continued, “Former fans are pointing out Rudolph’s father verbally abuses him. Santa Claus berates Donner for his son’s nose. The school coach encourages bullying. Donner forbids his wife from joining the search for their son. Clarice’s dad is a bigot. Even the elf is outcast for wanting to be a dentist.”
But don’t lose all hope in humanity yet. “The video has received a torrent of ridicule,” Paul Joseph Watson writes. “Respondents [are] 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,” a woman tweeted in response.
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— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 29, 2018