Six Dr. Seuss Books Cancelled For Containing Sensitive/Racist Content
SIX DR. SEUSS BOOKS CANCELLED – One of the most beloved names when it comes to Children’s books has taken out six popular stories from publication.
According to Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the books: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer”, were “hurtful and wrong”.
Originally, Dr. Seuss published the books between 1937 and 1976. They contain several caricatures of Asian and Black people that many say show racial stereotypes.
However, the controversy behind the books had been going on for years. Back in 2017, Melania Trump offered to donate 10 Dr. Seuss books to Cambridge, Massachusetts, schools. But, the librarian declined the gifts and said it had “racist propaganda and harmful stereotypes”.
According to an article from Inquirer, the company said:
Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families