Every year, as Christmastime encroaches, networks all around the American nation begin screening the 1964 classic, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, which is usually played on television screens without any kind of issue or concern.
However, this year, following a report from The Huffington Post, journalists are beginning to question the classic movie as “problematic,” and as one that supposedly promotes a “bigoted” attitude.
As most know, the Reindeer in the story is mocked by all of the other reindeer in the community because of his big glowing nose. Despite the fact, the very thing that he was made fun of for, later saves the reindeer and Santa near the ending of the film, the abuse he endured, in the beginning, has been questioned by HuffPo.
In a video posted on Wednesday on Twitter from The Huffington Post, the publication suggested that the Reindeer was being “marginalized” and excluded.
The holiday TV classic "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" is seriously problematic. 😳 pic.twitter.com/dOgqPF3bAP
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 29, 2018
The video claims that Rudolph’s father verbally abuses him and one character in the movie is supposedly a “bigot” for forbidding his daughter to date Reindeer on account of his nose.
Currently, it isn’t known precisely if the article and movie was serious journalism, or if it was satire. Regardless, other outlets, including The Chicago Tribune as well as YouTube conservatives, Dave Rubin and Tucker Carlson, have taken shots at what they call the “progressive movement” which is allegedly trying to ruin everything American.
Donald Trump Junior, for instance, drew attention to the clip on Twitter when he captioned it with, “Liberalism is a disease.” On Thursday, Tucker and Dave Rubin slammed all of those who choose to ascribe allegations of racism and homophobia to simple cartoons.
As most know, conservatives have long been upset with “liberals” and “progressive” for supposedly attacking Christmas traditions. For example, Donald Trump suggested the people should boycott Starbucks for not writing “Merry Christmas” on their cups anymore.
In the past, other traditional songs and Christmas figures have been criticized, including the song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” which journalists have since suggested is a “little rapey.”