Dr. Seuss Is Canceled


Kylie Rusco

Recently, the public has been reviewing Dr. Seuss’s books to find some imagery and words that aren’t really appropriate for today’s audiences and standards. The publishers have said that they will fix these images and words to fit better with today’s standards and so the beloved author can still inspire many.

Kylie Rusco, Staff Writer

In the past few months some of the Dr. Seuss books have been under fire for racist images. Cancel culture is something this modern day world struggles with.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises says it cancelled the six books due to racist images. More of the popular books such as The Cat in the Hat and If I Ran the Circus have also come under criticism. The Dr. Seuss Enterprises plans to change its publication plans for those titles. This doesn’t mean that the entirety of Dr. Seuss books are canceled forever, just that they are going to pull some of his books and revise them in order to make them more appropriate.

Some of the aspects and stories of Dr Seuss’s work did not age well, also including his debut. In one story it features a racial stereotype of an Asian man with slanted lines for eyes. “Mulberry Street” was one of six of his books that the Seuss estate said it would stop selling after concluding that the books are immoral.

Even though these books were unethical, sales of these 6 books started to skyrocket. The announcement seemed to drive support for Seuss classics. Dozens of his books shot to the top of Amazon’s print best-seller list.

Cancel culture tends to play a huge role in the cancellation of something that has been around and seemed okay. But this has brought a large attention to the racial inequality that is in the world. So as many people may think the “cancel culture” is uncalled for and too sensitive, many people find it refreshing to see how much people care about the things that are wrong in this world.