Following worldwide protests against police brutality, users across social media have jokingly called for the children’s TV show Paw Patrol to be cancelled.


Following protests against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death, several police shows have been removed from air.

One of them is Paramount Network’s ‘Cops’, a US police reality documentary which first aired in 1989 and ran for 32 seasons.

In addition, ‘Live P.D.’, one of the highest-rated US shows on cable, had its temporary hiatus made permanent.

Since the death of George Floyd, commentators around the world have claimed police shows like these simply glorify the use of excessive force.

NEW YORK, NY - [October 21, 2016]:  Live PD is an American television program on the A&E Network. It follows police officers in the course of their nighttime patrols live, broadcasting select encounters with the public. The show is hosted by Dan Abrams with analysis provided by Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean "Sticks" Larkin.The program premiered on October 28, 2016. These images were shot in the A&E studio in New York City. Images are of the host Dan Abrams, Tom Morris Jr and Sgt. Sean Larkin on set running through hosting duties and analysis. Behind the scenes shots of the control room are of the directors, producers and rest of the creative team making the show come together. Some of the additional producers names ares Dan Cesareo, David Doss, George McTeague, Kara Kurcz, John Zito, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb."nPhotographed on October 21,2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – [October 21, 2016]: Live PD is an American television program on the A&E Network. It follows police officers in the course of their nighttime patrols live, broadcasting select encounters with the public. The show is hosted by Dan Abrams with analysis provided by Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin.The program premiered on October 28, 2016. These images were shot in the A&E studio in New York City. Images are of the host Dan Abrams, Tom Morris Jr and Sgt. Sean Larkin on set running through hosting duties and analysis. Behind the scenes shots of the control room are of the directors, producers and rest of the creative team making the show come together. Some of the additional producers names ares Dan Cesareo, David Doss, George McTeague, Kara Kurcz, John Zito, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb.”nPhotographed on October 21,2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Will Paw Patrol be #cancelled?

In a more tongue-in-cheek demand, users on Twitter have called for the animated children’s show to be axed.

Calls for the cartoon to be cancelled comes after Paw Patrol issued a statement on twitter in reaction to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The statement said: “In solidarity of #amplifymelanatedvoices we will be muting our content until June 7th to give access for black voices to be heard so we can continue to listen and further our learning.”

Others, meanwhile, have called for the show to abolish Chase, the animated German shepherd police dog.

As some users regard the children’s show as “pawpaganda”, others responded to the cartoon’s move with praise.

One user tweeted: “Thank you. Please don’t listen to the other comments; you guys are amazing and bring some happiness into such a crazy world.”

The online storm even made its way to the Trump family, with Eric Trump—the third child and second son of President Donald Trump—calling it a left-wing conspiracy.


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