In a move that surprised no one – not due to any actual racism or real grievances with the text, more how ridiculous cancel culture has become – six Dr Seuss books have been cancelled due to “racism”. Seems some toff wanker, a Professor at Kansas University, amazingly took the time to write an entire book called, “Was the Cat in the Hat black?” – the amazing part being that he could have just looked at the cover with his own two eyes and gone, “Yep. That’s a black cat alright.”
A spokesperson for Dr Seuss’ Estate was quick to issue damage control, saying that the books were being “recalled” and not “cancelled”. Given that publishers will never print another one of these books, that particular euphemism won’t help pay any future bills and basically does stuff all.
With six books from the collection being “reca…ncelled”, how long will it be before the remainder of Dr Seuss’ work suffers the same fate? Come to think of it, ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ is offensive to both Jewish and Muslim people, ‘Fox in Socks’ is hurtful to feminists and the characters Thing 1 and Thing 2 are without question transphobic.
With Dr Seuss taken care of, hopefully now the Spanish Inwokeition will turn their sights to the children’s author Enid Blyton and her deeply insensitive work to those suffering dyscalculia in the book ‘Five go fishing.’