‘They Must Be Like Scrooge’: ‘Rudolph’ Actress Slams Critics Who Called Cartoon Sexist, Bigoted

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It’s the season for Christmas trees, family gatherings, and the classic Christmas movies.

But this year the classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was torn apart for being “seriously problematic,” as it apparently showed abusiveness, sexism, and bigotry.

The Huffington Post labeled the classic movie as “Rudolph, The Marginalized Reindeer,” with a short video, then claimed it is a “parable on racism & homophobia w/Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick,” as IJR Red previously noted.

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Now, one of the actors in the original “Rudolph” movie is firing back at those taking the movie out of context, labeling them as “Scrooge.”

Corrine Conley, who played the doll in the 1964 children’s movie, responded to the criticism.

“Certainly in ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Red Deer’ everyone is reconciled happily at the end of the movie,” Conley told TMZ. “And let’s hope in today’s society the things people are bullying about can also be rectified.”

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“I just can’t imagine it affecting anyone in a negative way. They must be like Scrooge,” she said. “Tell them to watch ‘Scrooge.’”

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The actress added that when people learn about her role as the doll in “Rudolph,” they share how much the character touched people’s lives.

Another children’s film, “VeggieTales,” was labeled as racist by a group of university students at Cal State San Marcos, who claimed the red tomato and green cucumber promote racial stereotypes — a former writer and narrator of the Christian series slapped back at that, saying, “All vegetables are part of one race, even though they are of many colors.”

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Glenn Davis
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Glenn Davis

Who gets all that out of a G rated animation for young kids? Nobody I’ve ever met. Guess liberals are way too smart for us normal people, like the Senator claimed. Pretty sure if there ever is a world without “triggers”, they’ll still find something to trigger themselves.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Bigger question. Can those making these critiques NOT distinguish between reality and fantasy? It appears not.

I also wonder how exactly do these “people” spend their time. Purposely hunting things to get outraged about does not say “mental/emotional health”.

Rocky Drummond
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Rocky Drummond

“I also wonder how exactly do these “people” spend their time.”

These outrages are designed to trigger reactions. It worked – again.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

“triggered” is a such a prejudicial and loaded term. It implies letting emotion override reason. One CAN comment without being triggered. Are you projecting your own emotional reactions? As one of the responders you yourself are “triggered” by responses to this post and secondarily. Or did that irony elude you?… Read more »

Rocky Drummond
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Rocky Drummond

Keep failing.

I used the word deliberately 1) as an observer of people and 2) as a communicator.

You may not agree with what I say or how I say it or how I interrupt what people say, but that is your problem, not mine.

banstan
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banstan

Thanks for the HUGE belly laugh. My sides are HURTIN

Screwtape
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Screwtape

So wrong and stupid. I’m waiting for the identity politics deconstruction of other Christmas movies like “Elf”, “A Christmas Story” , and “Die Hard”.

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