Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Under Fire After 54 Years On Air


It's been a holiday favorite since it first aired on CBS in 1964, but now viewers are finding fault with "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," a classic that most American's grew up watching on TV. Criticism ranges from how characters are bullied throughout the story to how it portrays Rudolph as only finding acceptance for being "different" because he can provide a service to the team.  People are also not clear on why some of the toys are "misfits".  

We've included some of the Twitter commentary below, including MJ McCann wrote "Oh no. It’s   I don’t have strength to watch this again. Those poor elves. That bully with the whip. Abusive deer. Dentist shaming. Unloved toys. It’s too much," and Kim Huck who commented "Watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The moral of the story I’ve learned since watching it as a kid: People are dicks until they need something from you." 

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" isn't the only holiday classic to be put on blast this year.  After "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" aired last week, the 45-year old animated classic came under fire from viewers who felt that it was racist because its only black character, Franklin, sat alone on one side of the holiday dining table.



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