Was Dr. Seuss Racist AND Full of Crap, Too?
There’s been a good deal of discussion lately about Dr. Seuss books with regard to racism. People who understand are canceling Dr. Seuss books all over the world, and I just read that 6 Dr. Seuss books will not be published anymore.
“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement that coincided with the late author and illustrator’s birthday.
Here’s more about that. I was never a fan of Dr. Seuss books for this very reason, and I totally agree. You also have to realize that this controversy isn’t new. This discussion about Dr. Seuss books has been taking place for years. This is just the first time people are listening.
But for me, there’s an even deeper question. Was everything about Dr. Seuss and his brand full of crap? The media, the publishers, and even the authors themselves often portray themselves a certain way and leave out so much of the facts and the truth. And we all wind up believing lies…myths. There’s so much about Dr. Seuss’s messed-up real life that we don’t know about unless we dig a little deeper.
Theodor Geisel was as sloppy in his personal affairs as he was with his politics. He began dating his second wife Audrey while he was still married to his first wife Helen. At that point in their marriage, Helen was partially paralyzed and terminally sick with cancer.
You can read this one, here. I know you can’t get any hardcore brainwashed Dr. Seuss fans to believe any of this, but I’m just curious, is all. Was he really full of crap?