Paw Patrol is next on the cancellation mob’s list for allegedly “indoctrinating children into a pro-police mindset.”
Paw Patrol, a popular children’s television show, has been criticized by awakened activists online, with one alleging that it is intended to “indoctrinate youngsters” with a “pro-police viewpoint.”
The British writer Keith Chapman, who also developed Bob the Builder, produced the Canadian series Paw Patrol.
Chase, a German shepherd police dog, is one of six primary characters who represent various emergency services.
Marshall the fire dog, Skye the air rescue pilot, and Rocky the recycle truck driver are among the other characters.
Online critics have called the show “copaganda” for glorifying the police.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Chase has handled 222 crises across the show’s eight seasons, with Rocky coming in second with 162.
“Pretty much all of the rescues that happened could have been handled by Marshall (fire department dog) and Skye (air rescue dog) – however they focused the movie on Chase (the police dog) being the hero,” one Twitter user said.
“Paw Patrol is obviously propaganda, and the fact that Chase is the star is supposed to indoctrinate children early in a pro-police stance,” another reviewer said.
“Never seen anything paw patrol before,” a third commented.
“I heard “cops are the genuine heroes risking their lives every day” before cleaning the cinema where the movie was playing. COPAGANDA COPAGANDA COPAGANDA COPAGANDA COPAGANDA COPAGANDA COPAGANDA COPAGANDA COPAGANDA COPAGANDA COPAGANDA
Some left-wing activists use the term “propaganda” to refer to media that presents police in a favourable light.
Caspar Salmon, writing for The Guardian, called the presentation “authoritarian neoliberal indoctrination.”
“The film’s dismaying gender politics are in line with the franchise’s grotesque rightwingery, in which these privatized dog-Avenger types are repeatedly called upon to remedy the mistakes of various functionaries,” he said.
“The film has an Ayn Randian objectivism to it, which is most visibly seen when Chase (the most cop-like of the bunch, in his blue suit and police cruiser) is told that he was ‘born to be a hero.’
“The film’s own sensibility isn’t all that unlike to Trumpian individualism, governmental scorn, and economic materialism.”
Only one of the six key characters, helicopter pilot Skye, is portrayed as a woman, according to critics.
“No duty is too big, no pup is too small,” the six patrol dogs say.
The film Paw Patrol: The Adventure Begins was released earlier this month. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”