On March 2, local time, the well-known American children’s book brand “Dr. Seuss” suddenly announced that it would stop publishing six children’s book picture books, causing widespread controversy. According to the Associated Press reported on the 3rd, the company said in a statement that the above-mentioned picture book depicts the characters in a biased manner, hurting the feelings of specific groups. The suspension of publication was the result of months of discussions within the company. decision making. According to reports, “Dr. Seuss” whose real name is Theodore Seuss Geisel, is a well-known American children’s book writer and illustrator. Among the children’s readers, its reputation is better than that of “Harry Potter” series author JK Luo. Lin is louder. His works have been translated into dozens of languages and exported to more than 100 countries and regions.
The suspension of printing quickly caused controversy in public opinion. Critics believe that this move is a manifestation of America’s “abandoned culture” and is suspected of overcorrecting. On the other hand, the controversy caused by some “stereotyped images” in his works has been around for a long time: for example, in the book “Everything I Saw on Mulberry Street”, the author’s understanding of the image of Asians still remained in the Qing Dynasty. The book “If I Run the Zoo” portrays Africans as “Natives” dressed in grass. The US “National” magazine published a review article on the 3rd, saying that some of the works of “Dr. Seuss” are no longer suitable for contemporary children’s “bedtime reading.”