When the backlash to your tweet far outnumbers the “likes” and “retweets” … you know you’ve been what’s called, “ratioed.”
One of the Internet’s most radically left-wing websites, HuffPost, has a problem with the holiday TV classic, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Surprised? Of course you’re not.
In a video shared Wednesday to Twitter titled “Rudolph, The Marginalized Reindeer,” the far-left outlet complained about the TV classic’s “problematic” racism, homophobia and exploitation.
It performed this insane feat — insane because it takes an incredible amount of mental derangement to see racism in this innocent classic — by highlighting tweets from various Twitter users upset over the 54-year-old cartoon’s alleged bigotry and insensitivity.
Watch the video below:
The video begins with a scene from the cartoon in which other reindeer bully Rudolph by calling him names such as “fire snout,” “rainbow puss” and “red schnoz.”
A caption then announces that while the cartoon “is a holiday classic that returns to TV each holiday season … viewers are noticing the tale may not be so jolly after all and they’re sharing their observations online.”
These observations include claims that the TV classic “is a parable on racism & homophobia,” Santa Clause is “a bigoted exploitative prick” and Clause’s operation is “in serious need of diversity and inclusion training.”
More observations may be seen below:
Has anyone else noticed that within the first five minutes of #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer two characters get bullied?
— Dr. Daryl L Williams (@revdaryl) November 28, 2018
— Michael Jon (@camschorizo) November 29, 2018
— James Humphrey (@jamesbhumphrey) November 28, 2018
— Pilonidal Sith (@Jesse_James77) December 2, 2015
“Former fans are pointing out Rudolph’s father verbally abuses him,” the captions continue. “Santa berates Donner for his son’s nose. The school coach encourages bullying. Donner forbids his wife from joining the search for their son. Clarice’s Dad is a bigot. Even the elf is an outcast for wanting to be a dentist.”
While these are all technically valid observations, they miss the point, according to political commentator Hank Berrien of The Daily Wire: “[I]n the end, Rudolph is redeemed, the guilty parties apologize, and there’s a happy ending.”
During the course of the cartoon movie Rudolph transforms from a bullied victim to an empowered victor. In other words, the classic is about empowerment, not victimhood, as also noted by thousands on social media. The number of comments (mostly criticisms) were well over 4,000 compared to the measly 397 retweets it received by Thursday morning.
Some of the backlash can be seen below:
Liberalism is a disease. https://t.co/zerLtQYIon
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 29, 2018
#RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer overcame bullying and became the most famous reindeer of all. The greatest irony here is some people see a victim instead of a hero who saved Christmas, lol
— Mandy ?? (@SpringSteps) November 29, 2018
i lov rudolph the red nosed reindeer bc it’s a tale about a marginalized deer overcoming oppression and finding success in his country
— spicy (@mexicancatwoman) December 4, 2017
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a song about overcoming bullying. pic.twitter.com/G4gUeiyeKB
— Big Mets Fan (@bigmetsfan1) November 25, 2016
— Book Guy (@HistReader) December 25, 2013
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, is perfect example of overcoming being bullied. Let your light shine and don’t let the bullies get you down.
— Joy wlfsng ?️??? (@wlfsng1130) December 26, 2012
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is a wonderful story about a deer overcoming adversity and literally rising above intolerance and bullying.
— Seacrest Out (@SafeWordTaken) December 11, 2012
Liberals, including those at HuffPo, clearly view things differently. And because of this inability to grasp the point, the site is now facing its own bullying and mockery.
Your site is seriously problematic.
— Nixster (@OriginalNixster) November 29, 2018
I think that Huff has been a parody of itself for a long time
— Eric Haslam (@ericlynnhaslam) November 29, 2018
Congratulations, you missed the entire point of the film by at least 600 miles.
— Jacob “Christmas Man” Hill (@JacobTheHill) November 29, 2018
Oh give it a freaking rest already
— Richard Dalziel (@Xerx68) November 29, 2018
Something is seriously wrong with you people…..
— Lord Will Hill #WalkAway (@JWalkaway) November 29, 2018
News outlets that make up outrage stories in order to generate clicks in order to generate money are problematic.
— Sean Krummel (@SeanKrummel) November 29, 2018
OMG. We all grew up watching it and we are fine. Get a grip folks lol
— Rebelsoul8103 (@rebelsoul8103) November 29, 2018
Good lord. You people have way too much spare time on your hands.
— C. Dawg Knight (@C_Dawg_Knight) November 29, 2018
But the question remains: Can HuffPo overcome its own bullying? Theoretically, yes, but it’d require that the outlet’s radically far-left writers grow a spine and stop being such easily offended social justice warriors. And frankly, the chances of that ever happening seem awfully low.
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