Apparently, the Christian cartoon “VeggieTales” is racist because the villains on the show are “people of color.” You can’t make this stuff up.
This is according to a so-called “Whiteness Forum” held recently at Cal State San Marcos, which was advertised as a discussion about racism. For two hours, the panelists discussed what they saw as various examples of racism in American society.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) December 4, 2018
“VeggieTales’ have ethnic accents, such as Latino, while the heroic characters sound white”
“On top of lambasting the NFL and white women for perpetuating racism, the cartoon where talking vegetables perform biblical stories for children somehow found its way into the discussion, with speakers alleging it portrays racial stereotypes,” reported The College Fix. “The Christian cartoon ‘VeggieTales’ is racist because the villains are vegetables of color.”
“A female student who worked on the forum told The College Fix that the villains in ‘VeggieTales’ have ethnic accents, such as Latino, while the heroic characters sound white,” The College Fix continued. “When kids see the good white character triumph over the bad person of color character, they are taught that white is right and minorities are the source of evil.”
Just when you think political correctness has gone about as far as it can go, visit any college campus and you will learn that the PC police are just getting started.
For example, this was also promoted by this forum according to The College Fix: “One project argued the NFL is to blame for its role in white supremacy, as most football players are black, yet most coaches, who many times were previous players, are white. It also noted that an even higher majority of team owners are white.”
It’s one thing to live in a world full of injustice and try to right wrongs where you can. It is quite another to find wrong – or racism – in literally everything, including a children’s cartoon of which the central Christian message is “love thy neighbor.”
One social media commenter had some fun with this nonsense.
Mr Nezzer aka Ichabeezer is one of the main bad guys in #Veggietales. He’s a greedy rich old guy voiced by a white man. It’s fits the “old rich white” stereo type. Tell me again how Veggietales is racist? #veggietalesisracist pic.twitter.com/LEFrjkfjOe
— Lady Rein ✝️ (@rein_lady) December 4, 2018
I, for one, would feel comfortable having any child watch this program. Absurd claims like the ones by this forum need to be ignored.