Apparently, the film 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' encourages bullying
Oh, come on.
When we think of Christmas, we generally think of Christmas trees, lots of food, lots of gifts and of course the bringer of the gifts - Santa and his reindeer.
It seems though, one reindeer in particular is not so popular these days. Or at least, the film version of him isn't.
For the past while, many people online have voiced their concern about the 1964 classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as they think it is problematic and would like to see it banned.
Some feel that the film makes light of bullying as Rudolph is isolated and picked on for his iconic red nose. One Twitter user even went so far as to say: "Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/ Santa as a bigoted exploitative."
While many have criticised the Christmas movie, others think it's all an over reaction and it's just simply retelling the story of how Rudolph came to save Christmas.
Having never seen Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I can't comment, seeing as the song alludes to the other reindeer teasing Rudolph by "always laughing and calling him names," I would assume the film touches on this too.
Many movies from around the same era, most recently Disney, have started putting content warning disclaimers at the beginning of certain films rather than banning them.
Maybe the creators of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will do the same.