(PatriotHQ) Really! The left is trying to beat the sh*t out of poor Peter Rabbit! The cancel culture is flexing its muscles and protecting America against horrible racist books and literature, but the problem is it is destroying literature and smothers students in guilt and hate!
The children's book series "Peter Rabbit" is facing criticism as being "problematic" due to allegations that it draws heavily from African slave folk tales. Dr. Emily Zobel Marshall, a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and an expert in Postcolonial theory, has argued that the stories by Beatrix Potter, the author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," likely borrowed elements from "Brer Rabbit," a character from African folk tales that originated before the colonial era.
According to Marshall, there are striking similarities between Brer Rabbit, known for his cunning and ability to outsmart more powerful adversaries, and Peter Rabbit, who is famous for his mischievous plots and distinctive blue jacket. Marshall asserts that Potter's failure to acknowledge her sources and attempts to distance her stories from their origins raise concerns.
Marshall further argues that while the "Peter Rabbit" books are often seen as part of British culture, they actually convey themes of resistance and survival tactics prevalent in the lives of enslaved people on American plantations.
The controversy surrounding "Peter Rabbit" is not an isolated incident. This year, there has been a wider trend of academics scrutinizing children's book series. Roald Dahl's books, in particular, faced international attention after Puffin made alterations to descriptions of characters' physical appearances, removed references to characters being overweight, and introduced gender-neutral language.
It is important to note that Dr. Emily Zobel Marshall did not respond on request for comment on the matter.
IMHO – OMG! This is nuts! The Bible has been condemned and removed from schools as pornographic and now Peter Rabbit has hit the cancel culture. What is next? Is the left going to have a weekly book burning? Are they going to issue armbands and salute their purest flag?
When is going to stop? ….never!