A member of the library-using public of Toronto has filed a claim that the Dr. Seuss book Hop on Pop should be removed as it “encourages children to take a pop at dad”.
TheSpec.com reports that the imbecile-in-question’s complaint said further that the library should, “apologize to dads and ‘pay for damages resulting from the book.’”
Thespec continues that,
This is the same work of fiction that former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush, an ex-librarian, said was her favourite children’s book. She told The Wall Street Journal in 2006 she even had photos of her twins, Jenna and Barbara, jumping on the belly of their father, George W., when he read to them. No assault charges were laid against the girls.
The library took matters more serious than this commentator, and politely initiated the review process, saw that no such allegations or insinuations were present, and the book is still on the shelves.
Myself, I would’ve offered Seuss’ “Oh The Thinks you can Think”, after imaging what blunt-force object must have struck the original petitioner’s skull, to render them this incapable of rational thought.
Other idiots petitioned the library to remove:
- The children’s book “Lizzy’s Den”, as it depicts a burglar being eaten by a child’s pet lion after a break-in
- Adam Sandler’s movie “That’s My Boy”, as it shows an affair between a teacher and a 13-year-old child. (This particular petitioner-idiot only watched the first ten minutes, and didn’t finish the movie to see that they addressed this event as wrong.)
- “Complete Hindi”, a reference book that the petitioner states is incorrect, as it pairs Urdu and Hindi languages (the jury is out on whether this person used their brain or not, so we’ll defer judgment).
- “Killing Kennedy”, a book by Bill O’Reilly because some conspiracy theory nutbag said that Oswald couldn’t have murdered JFK alone.
The library reviewed each of the items, and kept all items petitioned in their circulation. Thank God.