Calls have been made to cancel Nickelodeon's kids' show Paw Patrol.
Keep scrolling to see what people have had to say...
There have been calls to ban kids' TV show Paw Patrol in light of the recent protests against police brutality.But firstly, let's start from the beginning...
On May 25th, George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...
Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back until he died. Passers-by filmed the horrifying event and the footage very quickly went viral on social media.
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...But George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Police officers have been forced to resort to violence in order to maintain the riots...And this has only fueled the nation's anger further.
Tensions surrounding our police force are continuing to escalate.Police racism has been casually happening across our country for centuries, and it needs to end now.
It's an unbelievably difficult time...
And it's hard to distinguish the good police officers from the bad.
This is the hypocrisy of the left: Treating a police officer like this while protesting against racism 🧐 https://t.co/wEJz5WCAAm— Alexis Haridopolos (@Alexis Haridopolos)1591144373.0
It seems that the police will never be viewed in the same way again...And now, people are calling for a children's TV show to be canceled due to its supposed message about "police brutality."
Nickelodeon's Paw Patrol is a very popular show...It follows a boy named Ryder and a team of 6 playful rescue dogs who use their individual talents to protect the seaside town of Adventure Bay - including a police officer, a firefighter, and a construction worker.
It all started with this tweet...
Paw Patrol issued a statement to their followers explaining how they will be temporarily muting their content to mark the Black Lives Matter movement.
In solidarity of #amplifymelanatedvoices we will be muting our content until June 7th to give access for Black voic… https://t.co/72Lluc4gPW— PAW Patrol (@PAW Patrol)1591104101.0
Even though many praised the production for making this decision...
So many Twitter users began slamming the show for "encouraging kids into thinking law enforcement is a noble profession."
@pawpatrol you’ve already brainwashed a bunch of kids into thinking law enforcement is a noble and just profession.… https://t.co/2FsVCYK3PR— philip see more tying off, man (@philip see more tying off, man)1591112834.0
Even the characters' names were criticized...
Apparently, the name "Chase" represents people who have been attacked by police dogs in a very tone-deaf way. Okay then...
@pawpatrol Perhaps naming your main character police dog “chase” is a bit tone deaf to the suffering of people who… https://t.co/CULoLChMwV— Laura C. Bernardo (@Laura C. Bernardo)1591144613.0
Many viewers came forward and expressed how Chase's character made them "uncomfortable."
Who'd have thought an animated puppy would make an adult uncomfortable?
@pawpatrol I have always been uncomfortable with the increased militaration of Chase. I am being serious.— frank vera (@frank vera)1591124841.0
And some users went even further...
@pawpatrol Euthanize the police dog— Marmalade (@Marmalade)1591113743.0
Accusations were made against the main character...
Because there was an episode where he beat peaceful protestors... apparently?
@pawpatrol Anyone else notice that the video of Chase beating peaceful protesters keeps getting pulled down 👀👀— Matthew Allen (@Matthew Allen)1591855480.0
Of course, people began making jokes...
We are on the internet after all!
@pawpatrol Did you know that Chase has canonically turned off his body cam when approaching a black lab in a hoodie… https://t.co/BD597PKPfE— Idoall (@Idoall)1591115390.0
But thankfully, there were many people out there defending Paw Patrol.
So many children around the world love the cartoon and parents believe that the show isn't delivering a negative message at all.
@pawpatrol Please don't listen to them! Chase is a GOOD dog and only shows the kids the RIGHT way to be towards oth… https://t.co/hn0RJiINxj— KymberTV (@KymberTV)1591832248.0
Several Twitter users called for people to stop making everything so political...
Why can't we just let children be children?
@pawpatrol To the people who think canceling @pawpatrol is called for, have you lost your mind? It’s a children’s s… https://t.co/xhLyxAyX2U— Phillip Wescott (@Phillip Wescott)1591841882.0
We fully understand the problem with police brutality...
But not all police officers practice this form of violence and there are so many members of law enforcement who are out there to try and make a difference.
@somethingamiss @pawpatrol @Blklivesmatter Well I don’t see problem why he can’t be a police dog, the police is not… https://t.co/TWllbR3y3s— Young Socrates (@Young Socrates)1591124457.0
And as this Twitter user pointed out...
Chase is merely a representation of how a police officer should be - which is something amazing for children to look up to and aspire to be.
@pawpatrol Paw patrol is a show for KIDS. Chase is literally a representation of what cops should be. So instead of… https://t.co/67m2rtbqI0— _.LLivii._ (@_.LLivii._)1591835471.0
All in all...
People are starting debates over a cartoon dog. There are seriously more important things going on in the world right now.
@pawpatrol We’re seriously starting shit over a cartoon dog...that’s been on air for like...5+ years... He ain’t do… https://t.co/mjTF5xymHy— Coffee Before BS (@Coffee Before BS)1591843487.0