Here are the 'wrong' illustrations that got six Dr. Seuss books cancelled

Vrotappel

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This is absolutely dehumanising. Frikking insane that people in this thread are saying the world has gone to schit since society now finds these things problematic. WTF are you people on? What do you lose from your life if this crap goes away, literally what?

Also: since it's all "cancel culture" and "reverse racism" ...please show me an example of white people portrayed this way.
Free speech.
 

wbot

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You probably didn't read Asterix did you.

Greeks:
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British:
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Spanish:
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The Swiss:
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Germans: (Note the ww1 helmets)
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Scandinavian:




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Someone even made a list of them:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterix#Ethnic_stereotypes
Damn, my childhood right there. Best comics of all time imo
 

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Farking steaks, people need to stop being so sensitive. The publisher is free to do as they please right? So let them, make sweet f-all difference to my life.

You must really have a pretty great life if you have time to get so worked up about something that has no material impact on your life.
 

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Why do think that JP deserves to be paid millions in advance for the ideas in his books, surely it's the publisher's absolute right to determine which books to publish in terms of their responsibility to their shareholders?
Shareholders rarely give a toss about who's offended by what. This is a high-end money game, and that's all that matters.
 

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Free speech.
Like the rights holder for these properties deciding not publish 6 out of 60 books, you know, as happens with all books at some point.

Or should they be forced by law to continue publishing them in your view?

Some irony in them now being handsomely financially rewarded by the reactionary whingers buying all their books. :laugh:
 

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Shareholders rarely give a toss about who's offended by what. This is a high-end money game, and that's all that matters.
So you think the feelings of possibly valuable and experienced internal staff makes no difference to the bottom line of a company, especially if they decide to leave? Especially a publisher which is so dependant on editors...?
 

Vrotappel

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Like the rights holder for these properties deciding not publish 6 out of 60 books, you know, as happens with all books at some point.

Or should they be forced by law to continue publishing them in your view?

Some irony in them now being handsomely financially rewarded by the reactionary whingers buying all their books. :laugh:
It depends on what reasons and pressures drives these decisions.
 

Spizz

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Like the rights holder for these properties deciding not publish 6 out of 60 books, you know, as happens with all books at some point.

Or should they be forced by law to continue publishing them in your view?

Some irony in them now being handsomely financially rewarded by the reactionary whingers buying all their books. :laugh:

It's the perception that things like this are racist that leads organisations like the EFF to jump on any perceived slight and smash up a shop. Don't we understand that after Pearl Harbour there was a massive anti Japanese sentiment in the US? No, let's rather ban it from history. Is it the history lesson next?

Man, it's all so diluted now that the R word has almost lost it's meaning.
 

SlinkyMike

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No man. You are highlighting several negative stereotypes here, missing several others and saying no problem because Scottish people aren’t complaining about them. Yet if they did, they would have a far bigger case than a Chinese guy eating his food with chopsticks. I mean how is a Chinese person eating with chopsticks any worse than an ogre with a Scottish accent?
I disagree.
 

SlinkyMike

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They are not.

Accusing (and treating) an entire race as though they are operating as a sleeper cell ready to bring your country down is not on the same level as a few insensitive (by today's standards) caricatures where no great harm was intended.
They portray certain people as subhuman.
 

Nerfherder

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Still trying to figure out why burning books is bad, but banning books is good.

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where I can see that both can be destructive the one is about what the individual decides what to read themselves and what individuals decide that others can read.

No one is banning books, stores are deciding not to list books. Its up to the individual to decide if they want to buy or sell these books.
 
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