Not even children’s shows are safe in these crazy times.
It seems like the Black Lives Matter crowd is willing to find racism anywhere and in everything.
Even a simple children’s show that shows the importance of working class jobs.
One of the characters, a German Shepherd named Chase, is now the target of Black Lives Matter.
Simply because he’s a police dog and anything associated with the police is inherently evil.
The New York Post reports the latest on the left’s new target:
They’re in the social-media doghouse.
Not even the animated series “Paw Patrol” is safe from the online anti-police-show campaign that recently resulted in the cancellation of A&E’s “Live PD” and “Cops” on Paramount Network. The social-media backlash comes in the wake of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests over the death of George Floyd last month, which led to the arrests of four police officers.
The Twitter account behind the Nickelodeon-airing kids show, which depicts anthropomorphized pets doing various blue-collar jobs, had posted a tweet on June 2 in which it pledged to mute its content until June 7 “to give access for Black voices to be heard.”
However, the “Paw Patrol” proposal was swiftly shot down by the social-media masses, who proceeded to attack their German shepherd character Chase for his depiction of a police officer.
“Get rid of the cop or delete ur account,” fumed one critic in response, suggesting the canine should be canceled.
“Did you know that Chase has canonically turned off his body cam when approaching a black lab in a hoodie who later was found dead?” joked another in reference to alleged police cover-ups.
Another ranted, “Perhaps naming your main character police dog ‘chase’ is a bit tone deaf to the suffering of people who have actually been on the receiving end of dogs used as weapons by the police.”
However, others found the response a bit over the top. “Please don’t listen to the other comments; you guys are amazing and bring some happiness into such a crazy world,” said one “Paw Patrol” proponent.
Another chimed in, “Chase is a GOOD dog and only shows the kids the RIGHT way to be towards others. Paw Patrol is my boys’ favorite cartoon.”
“Paw Patrol” is not the only police series to find itself in the social-media hoosegow. This past week, “Monk” executive producer Tom Scharpling, hit Twitter to denounce his own show and others like it for contributing “to the larger acceptance that cops are implicitly the good guys.”
Both “Cops” and “Live PD” were scrapped by their networks this past week amid protests against police brutality. “This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD,” A&E said in a statement. “Going forward, we will determine if there is a clear pathway to tell the stories of both the community and the police officers whose role it is to serve them.
News of this prompted an outburst on Twitter:
The crazy thing is, children’s shows aren’t even the only target.
They’re going after Disney rides now too!
Apparently, renaming the famous Splash Mountain will somehow fight racism as Inside The Magic reports:
Protests have been held across the entire country in various cities surrounding the unfortunate event involving the death of George Floyd. People are coming together to speak out on social justice and to bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter Movement all across the country.
The Walt Disney Company recently released a statement while Disney Channel, Disney XD, and other Disney affiliates took to social media to show their support for the Black Lives Matter Movement. But now, Disney fans have taken to Twitter to speak out about one very iconic Disney attraction — Splash Mountain.
There is a Splash Mountain ride located in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and at Disneyland park in Disneyland Resort. In case you aren’t aware, both versions of Splash Mountain are currently based on the controversial 1946 film, Song of the South — Which is widely criticized for its portrayal of African Americans.
The conversation of re-theming the thrill ride began from this Twitter user, said “Disney retheme Splash Mountain challenge!”
Then, another Twitter user posted concept art which shows re-theming of Splash Mountain from Song of the South to The Princess and the Frog.
There are a total of three tweets which break down the entire retheme of the attraction in the Disney Parks — including Mama Odie’s place as the queue and loading area, swimming through the bayou, and bypassing some of the famous Voodoo dolls.
This concept art has now led to a petition on change.org, which currently has over 12,200 signatures from Disney fans to change the theming of this classic thrill ride — and they continue to grow by the minute.
Also, watch Fox News report on the attack on Paw Patrol: