President Donald Trump may have ended the war on Christmas, but that doesn’t mean that some on the left won’t continue to try to pick apart American favorites like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
According to a video compiled by HuffPost, many believe that the loveable red-nosed reindeer is actually a front for racism and homophobia in the United States.
Watch the video below:
The holiday TV classic "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" is seriously problematic. ? pic.twitter.com/dOgqPF3bAP
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 29, 2018
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a holiday classic that returns to TV each holiday season. But lately, viewers are noticing that the tale may not be so jolly after all, and they’re sharing their observations online. Former fans are pointing out Rudolph’s father verbally abuses him. Santa Claus berates Donner for his son’s nose. The school coach encourages bullying. Donner forbids his wife from joining the search for their son. Clarice’s dad is a bigot. Even the elf is an outcast for wanting to be a dentist. In the end, Rudolph and friends learn the bitter truth: Deviation from the norm will be punished unless it is exploitable.
The video shared several tweets from previous holiday seasons.
1964's Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer is one of the best fables about overcoming institutionalized racism and homophobia.
— Garytt Poirier (@Garytt) December 15, 2016
While HuffPost and Garytt Poirier claim to have gotten to the end of the video, they must have missed the part where everyone realized they were wrong about Rudolph and that, in fact, they “shouted out with glee” when they saw him.
People who see Rudolph as a cute Christmas show instead of the embodiment of the evils of homophobia and racism took to Twitter to mock HuffPost for its attempt to ruin a holiday classic:
Good lord. You people have way too much spare time on your hands.
— C. Dawg Knight (@C_Dawg_Knight) November 29, 2018
Report: Movie character encounters conflict https://t.co/dheyRil8H2
— Scott White (@CBSScottWhite) November 29, 2018
Liberalism is a disease. https://t.co/zerLtQYIon
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 29, 2018
This, of course, is not the first holiday classic that some on the left have tried to ruin. As IJR previously reported, another classic, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” was rocked with racism allegations, too.
This used to be a family tradition when I was a child. Now that I’m an adult and woke- I’ve thrown a middle finger to #CharlieBrownThanksgiving America has been giving us the #foldingchairtreatment for 400 years- I won’t tolerate it from my cartoons too. pic.twitter.com/9hoKeNth0C
— Sylvia K. Alston (Cousin Syl) (@SylviaKAlston) November 21, 2018
Meanwhile, Trump has been in the trenches defending Christmas, a move he is very proud of.
People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2017
Although many were probably hoping these bombshell allegations against Rudolph would echo in the show’s annual ratings, their outrage was for nothing. Rudolph was the second-most viewed show on Tuesday night, sliding in right behind the season finale of the popular show “This Is Us.”