HuffPost: Rudolph Christmas Film ‘Seriously Problematic’

According to the Huffington Post, the classic Christmas film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is “seriously problematic” and “marginalized reindeer.”

In a video shared to the official Huffington Post Twitter account, the outlet claims viewers are noticing the “tale may not be so jolly after all.” The tweet reads: “The holiday TV classic ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ is seriously problematic.” The clip points out that Rudolph’s father verbally abuses him in the film and Santa berates reindeer Donner for his son’s nose.

The Huffington Post also claims that the reindeer school coach in the iconic film encourages bullying and that the film has undertones of sexism when Donner forbids his wife from joining the search for their son.