Did you ever imagine you’d be living in a world where Mr. Potato Head would become a symbol of oppression?
Did you ever dream that one of the most prolific children’s book authors, Dr. Seuss, would be looked at as racially insensitive even though the characters in his books aren’t really human?
It’s been baffling to be a sane member of this society over the past few years.
But it truly seems that the Left is ramping up their ridiculousness the further into 2021 we go.
As I said, we’ve already lost some icons of our childhood.
Mr. Potato Head: canceled because of a growing trans population that deemed the use of masculine pronouns all of a sudden “unacceptable.”
Dr. Seuss: gone due to the fact that six books have passages that could be taken as racially insensitive.
And now, we’re about to lose a classic story that teaches our kids an incredibly valuable lesson, showing them that being nice and never giving up hope can lead to a happier life.
That story is “Cinderella,” and that message is one the woke Left cannot stand.
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The story of Cinderella, the girl whose step-mother and step-sisters abused her until a fairy godmother came and helped her meet the man of her dreams to escape the terribleness of her life, is on the verge of cancellation because of “toxic whiteness.”
I sh*t you not…
What’s going on?
Well, a local Minnesota theater has canceled its production of Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella because its cast was “too white.”
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres was planning to stage the show later this year before its artistic director, Michael Brindisi stepped in and claimed that the show’s lack of diversity was problematic.
Brindisi told a local reporter, “It was 98 percent white!”
In a statement released on Monday, the theater said, “After careful consideration and with our ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we have made the decision to cancel our upcoming production. In addition to changing future programming, we are establishing new pre-production protocols. We will be inviting (and paying) BIPOC artists to analyze the production with our creative teams through a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens… This conversation will happen before the design and casting process has begun.”
Are you serious?
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Of course, they are. Liberals don’t joke.
They’re absolutely serious and THIS is what’s problematic. This insane commitment to diversity and inclusion is the real problem here.
Because it shouldn’t come down to the COLOR OF SOMEBODY’S SKIN!
In theater, in the corporate world, in the sports world, in LIFE, the most qualified should get the job, not the person with the right skin tone.
That may be the most RACIST policy that has emerged over the last 40 years.
Putting color over everything does not mean “equity.”
And here’s the thing…
The township of Chanhassen, located just outside of Minneapolis, has a population that is overwhelmingly White.
That means the racial makeup of the cast was not strikingly different from the city’s demographics as a whole.
According to the most recent census, 92% of people in Chanhassen are White, less than 3% of residents are Hispanic, and just 1.1% are Black.
But hey… who cares about statistics, right?
This is the direction America is moving faster and faster each day…
In fact, it’s moving so fast, I don’t think there’s a way to stop it!
We may have to let this train hit the wall instead of rerouting it…
At this point, it may be easier to rebuild than to course correct.
“There are two ways to choke off free expression. We’ve already discussed one of them: clamp down on free speech and declare some topics off-limits. That strategy is straightforward enough. The other, more insidious way to limit free expression is to try to change the very language people use.” ― Dennis Prager