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Seven Disturbing Truths About "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"


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Check out Cinema Blend's list of Seven Disturbing Truths We Must Accept About 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer'



Are you ready to be depressed for the rest of the Christmas season?  Here we go:



1.  Santa Thought Rudolph Was an Abomination.  Yes Santa, that jolly old elf, was as disgusted by Rudolph's shiny nose as everyone else.  He even told Rudolph's dad he should be ASHAMED.



2.  Hermey the Elf Was a Sadistic Psychopath.  His wish of becoming a dentist bordered on obsession, and even though the Abominable Snowman was up to no good, yanking out every last one of his teeth with glee was just plain creepy.



3.  The Elves May Have Been Inbreeding.  With a few exceptions, all of the elves look the same.  And the isolated location severely limits the dating pool.



4.  The Job Rate of Reindeer in the North Pole Is Astronomically Low.  All the reindeer at the North Pole start training at an early age to one day pull Santa's sleigh.  And how many job opportunities are there?  Eight. 


Nine counting Rudolph, but he only got in out of necessity, so when he retires, is his position even going to be re-filled?



5.  Yukon Cornelius Was Mentally Unstable.  This one's pretty self-explanatory.



6.  Rudolph's Family Missed the Bulk of His Childhood.  Not to mention the fact that Rudolph's father was kind of an A-holeto him before he ran away.



7.  Clarice and Rudolph Had an Incredibly Shallow Relationship.  Basically, she told him he was cute once when they were little kids.  Years later, he returns to rescue her, and now they're, like, a thing?



As Cinema Blend puts it . . . quote, "Rushing a relationship based on spur of the moment decisions can end disastrously.  Just ask Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande.



One point that Cinema Blend neglects to mention is that, while the theme of "Rudolph" is supposed to be accepting people for who they are . . .  The real theme seems to be that the only way for a misfit to gain acceptance is to have something to offer.



Right Santa???  You TOOL.

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HuffPost, a liberal news site, was lampooned after saying Christmas classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was “seriously problematic” over claims that it features sexism and bullying.

“Viewers are noticing the tale may not be so jolly after all,” the outlet’s video said. “And they’re sharing their observations online.”

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Among those observations was the suggestion that the TV classic was a story about racism and homophobia, while calling Santa Claus abusive and bigoted.

“Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick,” read one comment shared by HuffPost. “Santa’s operation is an HR nightmare and in serious need of diversity and inclusion training. #Rudolph,” read another.

"Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick."

— Comment highlighted by HuffPost

The video also suggests it was problematic that Rudolph's father verbally abused him by forcing him to wear a fake nose to be accepted by others.

Some eagle-eyed social media critics also said the cartoon is sexist because Rudolph’s mom was snubbed after she wanted to help reindeer husband Donner to search for their son after he goes missing. “No, this is man’s work,” Donner says.

But HuffPost's effort to highlight the perceived bigotry of the beloved movie attracted tens of thousands of negative comments, most of them mocking the video.

“Oh look! Something people like and enjoy; let's go ruin it!” tweeted Rebeccah Heinrichs.“If you try hard enough you can find offence in almost anything,” Chloe Westley seconded.

Others pointed out that HuffPost misunderstood the cartoon as the troubling characters learn their lesson in the end. “But... but... the bigoted characters learn they were wrong. It teaches a lesson. It doesn't endorse the problematic stuff,” tweeted Robby Soave.

Even President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. weighed in on the topic, tweeting “Liberalism is a disease.”

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” isn’t the first classic cartoon that was decried as problematic today.


Critics attacked ABC’s “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” which first aired in 1973, for seating its only black character, Franklin, alone on one side of the holiday table while all other white friends were seated on the other side.

The special attracted particular criticism this Thanksgiving, with many users lashing out on social media and calling the cartoon racist.

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