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This is insane.
ABC Everyday and other dishonest news outlets have taken aim on Bluey, a children’s show for preschoolers. Bluey is an anthropomorphic six-year-old dog who goes through life learning lessons one step at a time. Seems harmless, right? Not according to the media, which claims that the show is offensive and that it underrepresents “disabled, queer, poor, gender diverse, dogs of colour and single-parent dog families.”
I didn’t make up this line. It was approved by an editor and printed.
“We live in a world where the majority of main characters on children’s television are white; where there are more animals than people of colour protagonists populating the pages of children’s books,” ABC Everyday writes. “Where are the disabled, queer, poor, gender diverse, dogs of colour and single-parent dog families in Bluey’s Brisbane? If they’re in the background, let them come forward. (Maynard, voiced by Sean Choolburra, I’m looking at you.)”
Here’s a better look at these majority white main characters:
The beloved ABC children's show Bluey has come under fire for not showing a diverse array of canines on our screens.
One of Aunty's own has asked where the diverse characters are in Bluey's Brisbane, with only one of show's characters born overseas. pic.twitter.com/6i2Ad2uQ8X
— 10 News First (@10NewsFirst) April 14, 2021
There’s only one reasonable reaction to that picture: too much whiteness. Are those blue and orange dogs white supremacist?
“As a parent of colour, I am always conscious of the presence — or absence — of diverse representation in kids’ pop culture, what it means for children and the conversations we have around that,” ABC’s Beverly Wang says. “I sincerely believe you don’t have to be ‘other’ to think about this too.
I would ask if she is conscious of telling children that they should see people — or in this case, animated dogs — only by skin color.
Normal people don’t see things this way. The creators wrote a show about blue dogs to appeal to children, to get them to pay attention, and based on the show’s synopsis, to teach them about growing up. No one sat down one day and said, “I’m going to create a racist and homophobic show with blue dogs.”
“People exist, these dogs are stand-ins for people, you know,” Wang goes on.
Honest question: are children watching any show and wondering whether the cartoon dogs represent “queer” or “poor” people? Does any sane person watching any show think of that? If anyone answers “yes” to the above questions, I have grave concerns about the future of humanity.
The show also features a pick dog who is said to be offensive to “single-parent dog families” and anyone who isn’t an evil racist.
We’ve lost our minds.
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These people need to be punched in the face so bad. It’s clear they have never experienced any real adversity themselves and need to manufacture it where it doesn’t actually exist.
Stuff like this is why China will take over.
They’re laughing at us daily.
Past tense… the US was conquered by communism on 11/04/2020….
Another piece of woke insanity. Ridiculous
you can’t tell em these people aren’t miserable and wicked. Pushing this on kids is inexcusable
Raise your hands! Which parent wants their children to watch canine sodomy on cartoons?…
Uh ok. I don’t even know what to say other than this saddens me.
My kid watches this show. It is really well done.
Why does the left feel the need to push their agenda on children??