Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer made it first national television appearance of this holiday season on Tuesday night. People on social media took a very analytical view of the children’s story. One person tweeted, “#RudolphTheRedNosed Reindeer teaching kids since 1964 that your peers will only accept your differences if you can provide them with some kind of service.” Another person tweeted, “I don’t have strength to watch this again. Those poor elves. That bully with the whip. Abusive deer. Dentist shaming. Unloved toys. It’s too much.” Someone else summed up the special for 2018 saying, “Nothing says holiday spirit quite like dissecting #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer and realizing almost everyone is an ass. Comet legit encouraged bullying and exclusion.”
If I was #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer I would have told Santa to kiss my red glowing ass. Now you need me? Good luck flying in the dark.
— Carl Boogie (@CWayne2000) November 28, 2018
Let it be known that the toy bird that can’t fly gets murdered by one of Santa’s elves during the end credits of #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer. Gotta give credit to @RalphGarman for pointing this out to me. pic.twitter.com/qGNcevXXxl
— Keith ONeil (@ThatKeithONeil) November 28, 2018
Has anyone else noticed that within the first five minutes of #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer two characters get bullied?
— Dr. Daryl L Williams (@revdaryl) November 28, 2018
— Ellen O’Neill (@MaPeel) November 28, 2018
— Red Soxtober (@NewEng_DadLife) November 28, 2018
Oh no. It’s #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer I don’t have strength to watch this again. Those poor elves. That bully with the whip. Abusive deer. Dentist shaming. Unloved toys. It’s too much.
— MJ Caan (@MJCaan) November 28, 2018
Donner, the choirr director, Santa — all the authority figures at the North Pole are all JERKS.
Yeah I said it.#RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer
— Rochelle Fritsch (@GeesMom) November 28, 2018
— salamanda (@butterofpeanuts) November 28, 2018
Watching the traditional American cinematic allegory about a set of dysmorphic, gender-queer heroes fighting against convention to carve their place within a hetero-centric, patriarchal, totalitarian state. Gripping. #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer pic.twitter.com/e84g6Mbma0
— Colleen Brennan-Barry (@ColB) November 28, 2018
The actor who played the “abominable” later had a part in The Empire Strikes Back. Sadly he became typecast and struggled to find work in the industry. #RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer pic.twitter.com/txq5wEMYBf
— Rad Hombre in TX (@mondiesman) November 28, 2018
Do these old holiday specials hold up over time or do we have too much free time?
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