First they went after Disney movies, and now they're taking aim at another childhood favorite: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
The Christmas classic had its seasonal premiere on CBS Tuesday night. And while most were excited to sit around the TV, wrapped in a fuzzy blanket, a cup of hot cocoa in hand as the festive film played, not everyone was pleased to see Rudolph’s return.
The minute Sam the Snowman started talking, some social justice warriors and PC-police whipped out their phones, opened up their Twitter apps, and began tearing apart the (apparently, once) beloved movie.
Warning: Some strong language.
Remember kids, being different really sucks and everybody will hate you, but it'll all work out if at some point there's something about you a powerful person can exploit #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer— Ron Placone (@RonPlacone) November 28, 2018
The North Pole needs a HR department. All these bosses are horrible. #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer— ChicagoMatt (@ChicagoMatt) November 28, 2018
Has anyone else noticed that within the first five minutes of #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer two characters get bullied?— Dr. Daryl L Williams (@revdaryl) November 28, 2018
“Frosty the Snowman” is next up in CBS’ Christmas lineup. Be prepared to have progressives ruin that one for everyone, too.
One of the actresses who helped create “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” has a message for those hating on the Christmas classic: go watch something else, you Scrooge.
Corinne Conley, who voiced Dolly for Sue from the Land of Misfit Toys, seemed very surprised that anyone would find the film “problematic.”
“I just can’t imagine it affecting anyone in a negative way,” she told TMZ. “They must be like Scrooge. Tell them to go watch Scrooge.”
Conley went even further, saying “Rudolph” is more relevant now than it was when it first premiered on television more than 50 years ago in 1964.
“I would say that it is more relevant now than ever because there is so much bullying going on, but, I mean, it’s all reconciled in ‘Rudolph.’ And surely people wouldn’t love it so much if it left a resonance of bullying. It wouldn’t be so indelible in people’s hearts,” she explained.
“There is quite a bit of bullying going on at this time, and perhaps we’re all getting a little more sensitive to it, but that's good,” she added. “I don’t think that by getting sensitive to bullying that you want to copy it, you want to get rid of it. And certainly in ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ everyone is reconciled happily at the end of the movie, and let’s hope in today’s society that the things that people are bullying about can also be rectified.”
Conley concluded that bullies who watch the film might actually learn a valuable lesson by the end.
So, it seems the only “problematic” thing here is hyper-political correctness, not “Rudolph.”