Letter: Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Seuss and cancel culture
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To the editor:
Last week, we heard rumors that Mr. Potato Head was being cancelled. While Mr. Potato head was able to sort of escape the woke Left, Dr. Seuss was not as fortunate. Six of Dr. Seuss’s famed books will no longer be published because they are deemed offensive. This all begs the question: What is going to be cancelled next?!
The Left is even starting to turn on itself. Dr. Seuss, the pen name for Theodor Seuss Geisel, was in fact a liberal Democrat who supported President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Many of us love his seemingly pro-life quote in Horton Hears a Who where Dr. Seuss states “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss actually despised the saying being used in the pro-life movement. His widow later donated to Planned Parenthood.
Cancel culture needs to stop. Some of my favorite memories are reading Dr. Seuss books to my kids when they were young. Dr. Seuss has helped generations of children fall in love with reading. National Reading Day is celebrated on his birthday! It is shameful that it is becoming acceptable for society to cancel elements of culture that is suddenly viewed unfavorably. Our children need to play with Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and read Dr. Seuss without interruption from the woke Left. Can we go ahead and cancel cancel culture already?
State Rep. Mary Franson