Mar 18, 2021bell5133 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
There is only one page which has content which could be argued as racist:
“I’ll hunt in the mountains of Zomba-ma-Tant with helpers who all wear their eyes at a slant.”
The page shows people drawn with slanted eyes. But these people are not even called Asian. They are not said to be from any Asian country. So people who call it racist are assuming that these people drawn in the book are Asian. Many of Seuss’ animals are entirely made up, so why can’t he make up people who have slanted eyes? Isn’t it more racist for people to assume that these fictional slanted eyed people must be Asian because they have slanted eyes?
By the way, I’m Asian, and I’m not offended. People of different races do have different appearances, and that’s a fact. Was Seuss not allowed to draw any Asian characters? If he didn’t, he’d get called racist for not including them!
Another of Seuss’ books has characters called Zeds who all have just one hair upon their heads. So was Seuss hating on bald people?