The current publisher of the ever-popular Dr. Seuss books stated on Tuesday that there will be six books that will not be published because of alleged racist and hurtful imagery. Dr. Seuss Enterprises revealed the list of books includes “And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo.”
According to Just The News, the company told the Associated Press, “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”
The company, which is supposed to be about preserving and protecting the legacy of the legendary children’s author, sat down with a panel of educators and experts to look over the catalog of books it currently publishes looking for racist or insensitive content. The company revealed that the decision to remove the six books was made about a year ago.
Other titles that are getting yanked are “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
Dr. Seuss, who’s real name is Theodore Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904, and has had his children’s books translated into dozens of languages all around the globe and sold in over 100 countries.
Seuss passed away back in 1994, but he still remains the second highest paid celebrity even after his death. Michael Jackson, the king of pop, is the only other entertainer higher on the list than he is.
We are definitely entering the twilight zone.