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'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' Bullying Scenes Blasted by Viewers

By KYLE PHILLIPPI - December 2, 2019 11:36 pm EST

It's December which means all your favorite Christmas specials are set to be broadcast. On Monday, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer will find itself in primetime. The 55-minute long special will air at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. As many know, the film spotlights Rudolph and his journey from an outsider to being the hero of Christmas and leading Santa's sleigh. It's what happens in between, though, that causes some viewers to feel uneasy.

          "As an adult, Rudolph is the saddest thing ever with the bullying and shaming and mean Santa. Probably not as bad as Nestor the Long Eared Christmas Donkey!

            Where his mom like, freezes to death or something? And these are children’s shows. No wonder we’re all messed up!"     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       — Phyllis (@jerseydevil729) December 3, 2019

Early on in the episode, Rudolph finds himself needing to wear a fake black nose to hide his "different" red nose per his parent's request. He does so to avoid embarrassment, and ultimately is the center of the joke when it feels off and the other reindeer, besides Clarice, make fun of him.

At one point, even Santa Clause gets in on the joke.

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The scenes of bullying strike a chord with some home viewers.

"Between Rudolph and Hermie...The North Pole seems like the most toxic work environment to ever exist. Ruthless bullying and then banishment to the Island of Misfit Toys," another user wrote.

In 2018, one of the special's voice actors, defended the show in an interview with TMZ.

"I don't think that by getting sensitive to bullying that you want to copy it... you want to get rid of it!" Conley said. "And certainly in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, everyone is reconciled happily at the end of the movie and let's hope in today's society, the things that people are bullying about can also be rectified."

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer premiered in 1964. It was followed up a decade later by Rudolph's Shiny New Year in 1976.

Source:   https://popculture.com/tv-shows/2019/12/03/rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer-bullying-scenes-blasted-viewers/

 

 

 

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Drosselmeyer

frustrated fuck my life GIF

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Black Hills Santa

Every year the same whiners come out. Now those whiners have whiners. The whiners are weak kneed spineless fools who cannot see past their own miserable whiny self loathing selves. They love to spread misery because they are miserable.

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Bama Kringle

On a serious level, surely we can all see how "real life" isn't always fair and those scenes can be used to spur discussion and life lessons for your children if you so desire.

On the other hand, perhaps those complaining should use the "Bumble" as their spokesperson.  He enjoyed being around snowflakes (even if he did later become friends with a guy who carries a handgun around)

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Michael Rielly

These people are idiots. The story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer IS a lesson in not to bully or treat others differently. Uggh.

 

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Santa Bill Reiller

The PC monsters rally again.   Bunch of idiots for sure.

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Felix Estridge
11 minutes ago, Michael Rielly said:

These people are idiots. The story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer IS a lesson in not to bully or treat others differently. Uggh.

 

He is TOTALLY right.  And it is not only about not bullying others, but how to best handle it by not running away from things yet rise above the bullies and hold your head high.  The message is that some day your difference will be of great need to someone.

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Bama Kringle

(Although we have to admit that Santa is a bit of a jerk in this one ;) )

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