The Huffington Post has revisited a 1964 Christmas classic and determined it’s quite problematic and have renamed it “Rudolph the Marginalized Reindeer.”
“Some of these lines from ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ made our jaws drop,” a Facebook post from the outlet reads.
In a video included in the post, the leftist outlet says, “Viewers are noticing the tale may not be so jolly after all.” Included are quotes from apparent experts who troll on Twitter saying the story is “a parable on racism and homophobia with Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick.” Others said, Santa is in “serious need of diversity and inclusion training.”
Rudolph with his red nose so bright, and unlike all the others, is picked on not only by his friends, but also his father and is bullied by the school coach who tells him he can’t play in any of the games, like the song goes. And on and on the complaints pour out showing the “bigotry” of so many of the beloved characters.
But as most of the comments to the Facebook post points out, HuffPost really missed the point:
“That's kinda the whole point. Then in the end he proves everyone wrong and saves the day. Proving being different isnt bad. I thought that was the whole point?”
“Actually as a child it taught me to always look at differences as something good and making fun of them as bad.”
“Are you all insane? This is exactly why we have a society of babies - yes, the story line is one of a lot of uncomfortable things, but in the end it's about victory over standing firm in who you are and realizing that it doesn't matter what others say or do - it matters WHO made you to be who you are and that the value of others' opinions means squat. Rudolph saved the day, the other elf became a dentist and all was right in the world. Stop being so easily offended…”
Watch the outraged over at HuffPost lose their minds below: