MILLENNIALS WATCHING A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING FOR THE FIRST TIME THINK IT’S RACIST
Millennials watching “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” for the first time have branded the holiday favorite as racist.
The animated special was broadcast on Thanksgiving, but many claimed that they were left feeling uneasy about how one of the characters was treated. The episode, which airs annually on ABC, features a holiday meal shared between the characters, after Peppermint Patty invites herself and others to Charlie Brown and Sally’s house.
Although they are planning on heading to their grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, Linus convinces Charlie they have time for two feasts. But viewers suggested that the fact Franklin, the only black character in the show, is sitting by himself on one side of the table by himself is discriminatory.
Another point made by fans was that Franklin had been given a different chair than his friends, as he was sitting on a lawn chair rather than a dining chair. Some viewers appeared to be watching the annual episode for the first time, while others seemed to have only just noticed that Franklin was seated by himself.
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