Dr. Suess book sales soar, after 6 titles cancelled for racist imagery.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced this past Tuesday that Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of “racist and insensitive” imagery.

“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises released a statement that coincided with the late author and illustrator’s birthday.

“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” it said.

The other books being cancelled are “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.” The decision to cease publication and sales of these books was made last year after months of internal discussion.

“Dr. Seuss Enterprises listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academics and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles,” said Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

Why are these Dr. Seuss books being singled out?

In “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” an Asian person is portrayed wearing a conical hat, holding chopsticks, and eating from a bowl.

“If I Ran the Zoo” includes a drawing of two bare-footed African men wearing what appear to be grass skirts with their hair tied above their heads.

“The Cat in the Hat,” one of Seuss’ most popular books, has received similar criticism, but will continue to be published for now.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises stated, “we are committed to listening and learning, and will continue to review our entire portfolio.”

The fact that Dr. Seuss Enterprises is continuing to publish its most popular; top selling book, despite it coming under similar criticism says something. It strongly implies that their dedication to cancelling Dr. Seuss only goes so far, and that it cannot interfere with the bottom line.

Social Media Reacts to the cancelling of these 6 Dr. Seuss Books

The move to cease publication of the books drew immediate reaction on social media, from both sides of the debate. Many are calling it the latest example of “cancel culture.”

Conservative Author Ben Shapiro tweeted, “We’ve now got foundations book burning the authors to whom they are dedicated. Well done, everyone.”

Brigitte Gabriel tweeted, “President Trump took down ISIS. Joe Biden took down Dr. Seuss.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted: Michelle Obama read Dr. Seuss to children at the white house. I don’t want to live in a world too woke for Michelle Obama.”

Since Tuesday, sales of these 6 cancelled Dr. Seuss books have skyrocketed to unbelievable heights.

ShopToTheRight.com will continue to allow the sale and purchasing of all Dr. Seuss books on our website. 

8 Responses

  1. It’s disgusting to see this happening to us and Dr Seuss books. Knowing Cardi B music is all over TV n radio. Sexuality sex shops Howard Stern etc…. The democrats are ruining America There is nothing wrong with these beautiful books. Just leftists are the Sickos

    • I’m very disappointed in Dr.Seuss. That he gave in. What are we supposed to destroy everything That’s might or might not. Make some one upset. Tell them to grow. Up Dr Seuss. If they not like the book. Then Don’t buy it Or read the book. You have other people that lives your book and will hand them Down for generations
      But the books back in circulation

  2. OMG! Where will this end? It just gets more ridiculous every day! If you are offended and don’t like something, DON’T BUY IT!! You can’t erase history! No matter how hard you try!!

  3. Really people
    These are classics many many of us read and never thought twice
    This is America
    There are other things that should bother people
    Kids that go hungry
    Vets sleeping outside
    Etc etc
    I could give title to other bioijs that are offensive to me but others enjoy
    I don’t read Harry Potter Witch craft
    I don’t read shades of gray. Sexual content
    Should I stomp my feet and raise a stink so others can’t read what they want
    America freedom of the press

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