Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Denounced as Sexist

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Denounced as Sexist

You would think moonbats would be moved to maudlin tears by the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which decries bullying and champions Rudolph, the minority of one, who turns out to be of special value due to what had been seen as his freakishness. Instead, we get tears of rage. It seems a theatrical version of the tale is not up to date regarding ideological requirements. NewsBusters quotes Laurel Graeber of the New York Times:

The show, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, begins in Santa’s homeland, which appears to be not only frozen in atmosphere but also frozen in time. Based on the 1964 animated television special and a subsequent theatrical staging directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage, this “Rudolph” features elf boys in blue, elf girls in pink. The lyrics about Christmas toys specify “a scooter for Jimmy, a dolly for Sue.” And when an adolescent Rudolph arrives at the Reindeer Games, the coach, Comet (same dude from “A Visit From St. Nicholas”), growls, “My job is to make bucks out of you.” As for does, they apparently can’t compete.

Rudolph is played by a woman, but that isn’t enough to please a high priestess of political correctness like Ms. Graeber. Nothing could ever be enough.

She barks that “you can’t help being disappointed that this show championing equality still denies it to half the population.” If they made all the reindeer women, she would bark that they should be African. If they made the reindeer African, she would bark that they should be transsexuals.

Critical theory entails corroding the established culture by relentlessly criticizing every conceivable aspect of it on the grounds that it supposedly oppresses someone. The Frankfort School would be proud of the way the New York Times carries its mission forward, bravely marching deep into self-parody in order to undermine all things American.

Plus, Santa Claus is a patriarch.

On a tip from TCS III. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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