Does 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' Condone Bullying?

Does the lovable children's holiday classic send the wrong message? Tell us your thoughts.

In October, Patch asked readers how they felt about one parent's view that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" condoned bullying.

Specifically, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying"

It's not the first time a parent has spoken out against a classic children's program with such a claim.

Last December, news spread that author and special ed professor George Giuliani said that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was also a program laden with the theme of bullying, considering how much Rudolph was an outsider due to his glowing red nose. Giuliani has written a book titled "No More Bullies at the North Pole," which re-tells the story of Rudolph.

What do you think? Does "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" send the wrong message and condone bullying? Or is the claim taking an extreme aim at a children's classic? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Jeffrey Wright December 08, 2012 at 02:30 AM
This article should be flagged as inappropriate !!!
Jennifer Wesley December 08, 2012 at 08:35 AM
Bravo! Agreed! Amen! I couldn't have said it better myself!
Lorie December 08, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Mark Mathews December 08, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Amen to that sister! Too many folks unemployed, or way too much time on their hands. As a parent, I am more concerned about the school system handing out free condoms to my children, and without my concent, know what I mean? SOME folks are bread to be of a victim-hood mentality, to be rescued by ONLY through local state or federal government action, or those of these fools, like university pinhead Gulianai, who brought up the very idea in the first place. His tenure and contract ought to be reviewed...
Mark Mathews December 08, 2012 at 06:24 PM


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