Parent Wants 'Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown' Banned

One parent is asking the holiday classic special to be removed from the airwaves because of a 'bullying' theme. What do you think?

Light-hearted teasing, or cruel bullying?

One parent is speaking out online against the Halloween classic children's television show, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," claiming the animated favorite actually condones bullying, according to a report on WCVB.com.

The TODAY Show's Moms Blog reported this week that in a recent blog post on Babble.com, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying":

"The show is riddled with the kids calling each other stupid, dumb, and blockheads," DadCamp wrote. "Charlie Brown is supposed to be the hero. Instead, he is kicked and demeaned at every turn, even by the adults giving out candy."

Bishop goes on to argue the Charlie Brown specials have nothing of value to offer today’s children; the programs are just a nostalgia trip for parents.


PATCH WANTS TO KNOW - Do you think the bullying in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is a bad message for kids? Or is this parent just going too far, and ruining a treasured Halloween pasttime? Tell us in the comments below.


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Rob Chapman October 31, 2012 at 08:10 PM
I think that blogger needs to be banned.
Chris Vitrano October 31, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Wow, Some People Are So Stupid! Lets Just Cancel All Holidays And Let Nobody Have Any Fun Anymore. If You Look Hard Enough, Anyone Can Find Something In Everything. This Person Should Stop Bullying A Classic Cartoon. If You Dont Like It, Dont Watch It And Stop Shoving Your Viewpoints Down Everybody Elses Throat Like We Are The Bad Parents. Some Peoples Children....


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