Dark facts that will ruin your childhood

Dr. Seuss is next on the chopping block for his racially insensitive cartoons

Stars Insider

02/03/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Hollywood

We often mistake children’s media as content that has been specially made with great care for young viewers. The truth, however, is that most of our childhood memories are based on strange adaptations, dark secrets, and disturbing jokes made by often unstable adults.

The latest childhood icon to be undermined by his own prejudice is the world-famous children's author Dr. Seuss. The writer, whose real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel, is beloved for classics like 'Horton Hears a Who,' 'The Grinch,' 'The Cat in the Hat,' and 'Green Eggs and Ham,' but school systems and reading programs are moving away from his work after several of his racially offensive cartoons have caused a stir. Even US President Joe Biden left out mention of the famed author on 2021's Read Across America day on March 2, which takes place annually on Dr. Seuss's birthday, thus ending a presidential tradition that goes back about 20 years.  

If you want to know more, and if you're ready for it, click through this gallery to learn facts that will completely change how you see your childhood.

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