Los Angeles Mayor Slams Dr. Seuss: ‘No Place for Racist Imagery’
“… there’s no place for racist imagery, racist language, in 2021 for our children.” — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is the latest on the Left to cancel children’s author Dr. Seuss, accusing him of racism.
“I’m not going to prescribe how it gets resolved, but there’s no place for racist imagery, racist language, in 2021 for our children,” the Democratic mayor told Breitbart News Thursday night.
“This is not about canceling,” Garcetti said. “This is about standing up against blatant racism where we see it and just making sure that that no longer is part of our canon … people can take pages out or change them …”
His comments come as Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced they will cease sales of six of the author’s children’s books over alleged racist and insensitive depictions.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press that And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer will no longer be published due to “hurtful” depictions in the books.
Ebay also removed the books deemed offensive from its site, but as Filmmaker Ami Horiwitz points out will continue to sell Mein Kampf.
Nationally syndicated radio host Todd Starnes opined: “A racist, Seuss is not but, one fact is true – banning books is something that only Nazis do.”