Woke Fish, Broke Fish: Dr. Seuss Books Eliminated by Cancel Culture

The company overseeing the publishing and literary rights of Dr. Seuss announced it would end publication of six books because of “racist images.” This announcement coincided with the Biden administration’s decision to not honor the original Dr. Seuss in a Read Across America Day proclamation, something Obama and Trump were able to muster the courage to do.


A half dozen children’s books written by Dr. Seuss will no longer be published due to “racist and insensitive imagery” Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced on Tuesday.

  • According to Reuters, the hand-wringing over Seuss began in 2017 when former First Lady Melania Trump donated Dr. Seuss books to a Massachusetts school library, which were rebuffed after the librarian said the books were “racist propaganda.”
  • Dr. Seuss Enterprises said they solicited public feedback and worked internally to determine which, if any, books should be removed from production, settling on “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” “The Cat’s Quizzer,” “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo.”
  • The announcement coincided with Read Across America Day, which President Joe Biden celebrated with a proclamation that avoided the mention of Dr. Seuss. Both Presidents Obama and Trump named the author in their Read Across America Day proclamation as it also is usually associated with the birthday of Theodor Geisel, the real name of Dr. Seuss.


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