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.
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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