More proof that social justice warriors are scraping the bottom of the barrel for things to be outraged and offended about. Over at HuffPo, they’ve realized that the 53-year-old classic Christmas TV special, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” contains (gasp!) bullying, sexism, “othering,” and more very bad, double-plus-ungood non-PC offensives!
Why, yes, it does. Breaking news: Rudolph is ostracized because of how he looks. Why, he’s not even allowed to join in any reindeer games! Uh...that’s kind of the entire point of the story: he shows them all that what makes him different also makes him special. The elves realize that the outcast who wants to be a dentist is actually needed. The misfit toys that nobody wanted find homes. Everyone who acted like a jerk realizes it and apologizes, and ends up celebrating the “different” ones they’d bullied. It’s like the SJW’s “Greatest Story Ever Told!” Except SJWs have found a way to be offended even by that. Apparently because they didn’t pay attention to how the story ends, only how it starts. So they’ve found a new thing to be offended by and ban: premises for stories that work out fine in the end.
From now on, every story must begin with everything being perfect and stay that way! No adversity to overcome! Wow, is that going to make every TV show, movie and book incredibly dull and pointless. Almost as dull and pointless as wasting your entire life hunting for things to express outrage about on the Internet.