‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Racist? Viewers Furious After Sneaky, Controversial Scene
Right under our noses, Charlie Brown? Really? All these years, we’ve watched the annual airing of this Thanksgiving special, always missing a subtle brush across the comb over that is racism. There’s pretty much nothing that can be said to alleviate the realism of this situation. It’s there — in all it’s 1973 shame.
WHY ALIENATE ‘FRANKLIN’ LIKE THAT?
By now, if you’re an American family, you’ve probably seen A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving at some point in your life. Well, what you might not have noticed was a particular scene in which Charlie and the gang were taking part in a pre-dinner feast.
According to Comicbook TV, the nostalgic scene was extra warm and fuzzy — as every year, right? That is, until someone pointed out an issue regarding current events unfolding in this country:
“The special centers around a somewhat impromptu holiday meal that happens when Peppermint Patty invites herself and several others over to Charlie Brown and Sally’s house for Thanksgiving despite the fact that they’re preparing to go to their grandmother’s for the feast.”
Somehow, they convince Charlie to have two Thanksgiving meals together, and the feast is on and popping. Yet, the source points out an interesting fact:
“Franklin, the one and only black friend in the group, is seated by himself on one side of the table while the other is crowded with the rest of the friends.”
Likewise, while everyone else had proper, plush furniture to chill back on, our homie, Franklin, had a lawn chair.
Charlie Brown gave Franklin a pound like he was down but then sat him in a lawn chair by himself. Gotta beware of those fronting progressives #ThanksgivingEve #thanksgiving #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/KR0ohFJNlH
— Exavier Pope (@exavierpope) November 21, 2018
WHO PUT ALL THIS MAYONNAISE ON THE TABLE??
Of course you know social media didn’t take well to this image at all an have apparently just discovered that slick slip in of racism by the way. Many people are furious and are boycotting the Thanksgiving special from now on — at least, that’s what’s being said.
For instance, Vic Damone, Jr. tweeted:
“Not watching Charlie Brown Thanksgiving anymore, until they sit some people on the same side of the table as Franklin ✊🏾✊🏾”
“How come Franklin, Charlie Brown’s only black friend, sits alone on the other side of the table?” Cynthia Haynes questions. “And in a lawn chair.”
Even though they had “buttered toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn, jelly beans, and an ice cream sundae,” as mentions Comicbook TV, was it really worth it for Franklin? Invited to the gathering by Peppermint Patty, only to find out it wasn’t a true invite.
A lawn chair…sitting by himself? Wonder what hidden slap-in-the-face we’ll find in the upcoming Christmas special this year…
What’chall think about this development ILOSM fam?’ Think ABC will continue to show the special? Will they edit that particular section? Or opt to ignore the outrage of the people and instead hope this thing fizzles out come next Thanksgiving? Only time will tell.
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