A mural displayed at the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Mass., which has been deemed offensive, may find a new home. … The museum said Thursday the mural will be replaced after three children's authors — Mo Willems, Mike Curato and Lisa Yee — said it contains a "jarring racial stereotype."
"We recently learned that a key component of this institution honoring Dr. Seuss features a mural depicting a scene from his first book, 'And to Think That I Saw It on Mullberry Street,' and within the selected art is a jarring racial stereotype of a Chinese man, who is depicted with chopsticks, a pointed hat and slanted slit eyes," they said in a letter. "We find this caricature of 'the Chinaman' deeply hurtful, and we have concerns about children's exposure to it."
They declined and invite to the museum's inaugural Children's Literature Festival, which was set for Oct. 14 before being canceled. After the museum offered to take down the mural, the authors said they would attend, but the museum has not said if the festival is back on.
Political correctness has gotten to the point where children's stories, which have been beloved for generations, are now considered offensive.
The Dr. Seuss outraged was fueled last month, when a Massachusetts librarian rejected a donation of books from First Lady Melania Trump. The librarian, who has dressed up as Dr. Seuss characters herself in the past, called the children's author "racist."
Former First Lady Michelle Obama read Dr. Seuss books to crowds of children on numerous occasions when her husband was president. Was the children's author racist back then? Where are the demands for Mrs. Obama to apologize for being insensitive?
Bottom line: Outrage from the left has become tiresome. Nearly anything can be perceived as offensive. And if the left continues to ban and censor everything, we will be left with a society void of color and culture.
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