Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Being Decried As Problematic By Viewers

By James Brizuela | 1 month ago

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It’s almost Christmas time. That means joy to everyone and peace on Earth. Families can gather around the fireplace and swap stories from their year while basking in the warm glow of all things Christmas. And what better way to celebrate with your family than watching severely outdated Christmas specials like Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. Well, that was supposed to be the case until the new woke Twitterverse decided to band together to break down a seemingly problematic children’s story.

The conversation surrounding Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is fairly opinionated.

Rudolph was, in fact, part of the misfits before Santa decided he needed this particular Red-Nosed Reindeer to help guide him through some fog. There is a valid point that Santa only needed him during this time, but isn’t the greater good at work here? Rudolph was instrumental in allowing tons of children to be happy. That has to count for something.

As with many trending topics, especially around the holidays, companies have joined in on the conversation of whether the story of Rudolph is troubling.

You can’t shake a good joke, and this shoe company completely followed its Twitter constituents to help promote their product. What these slippers have to do with Rudolph or being a Red-Nosed Reindeer is beyond me, but their joke about “problematic feet” is hilarious. It’s not entirely evident if this company has been using reindeer to make their slippers either.

It can be agreed that there is some definite bullying going on in this film, especially from the reindeer known as Fireball. From his white fur, and a blonde tuft of hair, who is he to bash Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Since bullying is a hot topic for the cyber world, they may not be too kind to Hermes and Rudolph to be subject to such scrutiny.

This Tweet has nothing to do with Rudolph or being a Red-Nosed Reindeer, but Yukon Cornelius is legendary. Who knew he started the hipster trend back in 1964. I wonder if they serve IPAs in the North Pole.

Now, this is a detail that seems to have slipped past myself and a multitude of other people who have relished watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Apparently, the misfit toy that is a bird is on the Island of Misfit Toys because it cannot fly, hence it being placed on that island. Said bird is then thrown from the sleigh by one of the elves near the ending of the film. This joke might be a bit of a stretch, as maybe the elf is throwing the toy down a chimney for some nice child to enjoy?

This Twitter user also confirms the murder of the flight-less bird at the hands of a happy little elf. This has got to be for the sport of the joke, as Ralph Garman is mentioned in this caption. Garman has been a comedian on radio shows for decades. Still, this bird could be collateral damage for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to further his own story of heroism.

Whether you want to believe it or not, this Twitter trend of problematic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer discoveries is all in good fun. People are finding ways to chime in and tell some rather witty jokes about one of the longest-standing Christmas specials out there. Don’t worry kids, Rudolph is still a hero and elves don’t murder toys.