fbpx

Can You Guess the Six Dr. Seuss Books They Just Cancelled?

Photo from Dr. Seuss Instagram

Can You Guess the Six Dr. Seuss Books They Just Cancelled?

By Movieguide® Staff

Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that they would stop publishing six of Dr. Seuss’s classic children’s books.

“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press. “Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families.”

The titles affected include “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”

According to AP, the decision to halt publication came last year after months of discussion within the company founded by the Seuss family.

“Dr. Seuss Enterprises listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academics and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles,” the company revealed.

AP reported: “In ‘And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,’ an Asian person is portrayed wearing a conical hat, holding chopsticks, and eating from a bowl. ‘If I Ran the Zoo’ includes a drawing of two bare-footed African men wearing what appear to be grass skirts with their hair tied above their heads.”

According to Forbes, Dr. Seuss, who died in 1991, is No. 2 on their list of the highest-paid dead celebrities. The author has had his books translated into dozens of languages and sold in over 100 countries.

“We respect the decision of Dr. Seuss Enterprises (DSE) and the work of the panel that reviewed this content last year, and their recommendation,” Random House Children Books, Dr. Seuss’ publisher, said.

However, not everyone is at ease with the decision and has called it another example of cancel culture.

“We’ve now got foundations book burning the authors to whom they are dedicated. Well done, everyone,” conservative commentator and author Ben Shapiro tweeted.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio added: “Now 6 Dr. Seuss books are cancelled too? When history looks back at this time it will be held up as an example of a depraved sociopolitical purge driven by hysteria and lunacy.”

What do you think? Is this an example of cancel culture gone too far or should the books go out of print? Let us know in the comments.

 

Do you enjoy articles like this?

Make a one-off donation and receive the book Reel To Real for free!