Hollywood Uses Kids as Props for Race-Baiting
It seems that corporate America is continuing to show its true left-wing colors ever since the presidential election of Donald Trump back in 2016, and they’re doing everything they can to kick him out of office during this election season.
Wildly popular brands like jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co. and Amazon are getting more and more involved in political activism instead of selling products and services. But no industry is more determined to push a far-left agenda in everything it creates than the American media industry. And it’s not just journalism, it’s mainstream entertainment as well.
HBO and CNN – both divisions of AT&T’s WarnerMedia – teamed up for a townhall focused on racism as a result of the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota Police, and used Sesame Street – a kids’ show HBO acquired from PBS a few years ago – in a desperate ploy for CNN to get ratings. And in a disgusting display of indoctrination, the townhall had young children ask scripted questions that expressed outright hatred towards law enforcement:
So, let me get this straight… HBO won’t allow sister company Warner Bros. to have Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam carry guns in their new Looney Tunes cartoons for HBO Max (which, by the way, are still fantastic despite that unfortunate event), yet will allow CNN to let Sesame Street use young children as props to engage in race-baiting? That just dishonors the memory of George Floyd, and is an insult to his grieving family.
Muppets creator Jim Henson – who helped develop puppets for Sesame Street when it debuted on public television in 1969 – would have been appalled if he saw something like this aimed at children, and WarnerMedia should be ashamed of themselves for allowing such a despicable thing to happen on CNN’s airwaves.
And Sesame Street isn’t alone. The struggling kids’ cable channels Nickelodeon and Disney Channel got themselves involved in the issue as well. Nickelodeon, for example, broadcast an eerie 8-minute clip (produced by MTV) on some of their channels (as well as the rest of the ViacomCBS cable empire) – even Nick Jr. – that features nothing but the words I Can’t Breathe in a black background with heavy breathing sounds. I can’t imagine how many kids, especially children of color, ended up getting nightmares as a result of seeing that clip. But this is ViacomCBS we’re talking about, and they don’t care about whether or not they alienate their audience.
In the case of Disney Channel – whose parent company will be donating money to social justice causes – the message it sent to its audience in a recent promo was at least done in a way that was family-friendly and wouldn’t scare younger children. Not to mention it was an admittedly well done and thought-provoking TV spot:
As previously stated, the ratings for the Disney Channel have been declining drastically, especially in the wake of the popularity of the Disney+ streaming service. The network is just making things worse by engaging in political activism.
And to some extent The Pokémon Company International, the Washington State-based licensing company that owns the namesake Pokémon franchise outside of Japan, announced on their Facebook and Twitter pages they’ll be donating $200,000 to Black Lives Matter as well as the NAACP.
I’ll give them a pass on this one, because I grew up with the brand as a child and have recently enjoyed the recent entries in the video game series, Pokémon Sword and Shield. The brand leaves political ideology aside and simply entertains. Not to mention when conservatives boycott certain brands, it makes them no better than the left in endorsing cancel culture.
Now back to the subject at hand. Hollywood supporting social justice and shoving propaganda about it down our throats under the guise of entertainment (movies, music, etc.) is one thing. But, willingly getting the kids involved? That’s quite another.
Although the protesters have the right to peacefully promote their cause and protest for racial equality, it does not make sense to riot and loot – which is exactly the kind of behavior that Hollywood is promoting. If Martin Luther King, Jr. saw what was happening in America in recent days, he would be rolling over in his grave.
I will give Townhall.com columnist Marina Medvin the last word, as she said it perfectly:
Leftists put children on the front lines of their political battles. Loss of childhood is an acceptable casualty to them. Kids are but pawns. Save your kids. Stand in front of your children and protect them. Stand up for your children. Stand up for America.
Dead on. Protecting children – especially minority children – has become a full-time job. And that’s exactly why the entertainment industry, as well as the rest of corporate America, needs to be held responsible.