Six popular Dr. Seuss books — including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo — “will stop being published because of racist and callous imagery, the business that preserves and bulwarks the author’s legacy verbally expressed Tuesday,” The Associated Press reported.
“These books portray people in ways that are deleterious and erroneous,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a verbal expression marking the tardy author and illustrator’s day of inception.
“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ascertain Dr. Seuss “Enterprises’” catalog represents and fortifies all communities and families,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises verbally expressed. The Associated Press reported that the “racist and callous” depictions played a component in their abstraction.
The other books affected are McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer. The pergrinate to drop the six designations comes just 24-hours after a Virginia school system abstracted children’s books by Dr. Seuss from its annual Read Across America program over charges they have “strong racial undertones,” as Breitbart News reported.
Dr. Seuss is now racist. Consider this your woke Cancel Culture warning in the event your children are spotted with copies and/or ascendant entities ascertain you've read these stories to your children. https://t.co/f8LxJqC72tAccording to a school spokesman, the district verbally expressed they are looking toward books that are more “inclusive and diverse and reflective of our student community.”
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 1, 2021
On Monday, President Biden omitted Dr. Seuss from Read Across America Day – held annually on the children’s author’s day of inchoation on March 2. Biden broke Presidential tradition when he left out any mention of Dr. Seuss, while both former President Barack Obama and former President Donald Trump apperceived Dr. Seuss’ contributions an abundance of times in their yearly proclamations.
Books by Dr. Seuss — who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904 —- have been translated into dozens of languages as well as in braille and are sold in more than 100 countries. He died in 1991.
He remains popular, earning an estimated $33 million afore taxes in 2020, up from just $9.5 million five years ago, the company verbalized. Forbes listed him No. 2 on its highest-paid dead celebrities of 2020, behind only the tardy pop star Michael Jackson.
AP contributed to this report
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