The Black Lives Matter movement has dominated the conversation in the past couple of weeks and however you feel about it, I think that this latest tangent where a character from children’s TV show ‘Paw Patrol’ is the latest to be targeted.
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‘Paw Patrol’ expressed its solidarity with those pushing for black voices to be heard at the beginning of the movement, but were immediately met with some comments calling for the dismissal of Chase, the German Shepherd that is tasked with keeping the peace in Adventure Bay. Although a lot of these were pretty tongue in cheek, the movement seems to have gathered some pace over the last couple of weeks – here’s a selection of some of the best tweets:
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. #amplifyblackvoices pic.twitter.com/NO2KeQjpHM
— PAW Patrol (@pawpatrol) June 2, 2020
Euthanize the police dog
— Marmalade Mark (@Marmalade_Mark) June 2, 2020
— Eli is not ok (@Elijahthek1d) June 2, 2020
Chase must be arrested and prosecuted. No justice no peace.
— #ACAB (@ramranchmanager) June 12, 2020
You know what must be done pic.twitter.com/8y8W41ehH6
— hhhhuuuujj (@hhhhuuuujj) June 10, 2020
— BernitairesSans️Frontieres (@PepperoniDave) June 2, 2020
For a paramilitary organisation Chase breaks so many privacy laws it’s ridiculous. Sky also in direct violation of international standards preventing dogs from flying helicopters.
— Tom Lyon (@tomtomlyon) June 2, 2020
The ultimate result of all this talk was that a segment about the movement ran on Fox News and then a number of Conservative pundits started voicing their support for a cartoon dog:
I give up. Game over, man. Game over. Last one out turn out the lights. We’ve gone to plaid. https://t.co/2rGGH24ene
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) June 10, 2020
The rage mob is coming for PAW PATROLhttps://t.co/58jYa3TV8m
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 10, 2020
“Chase is on the case in ‘Paw Patrol,’ but as protests against racist police violence reach their third week, criticism of fictional cops is growing, too.”
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) June 10, 2020
Lol. Normally I would say how the hell has it come to the point where serious people have to go on television and talk about cartoon dogs who have been targeted by political activists, but in 2020 I’m not even surprised slightly. What’s next, I’m ready.
For more of the same, check out this BLM protester putting on the most aggressive twerking display ever. Something else.