The push to police thought is growing larger.
But the “sensitivity” cops crossed a big line coming for children’s fiction.
And all hell broke loose when readers saw the changes a publisher made to Roald Dahl’s classic books.
Publisher Puffin is pandering to the left by rewriting portions of books written by famous children’s author Roald Dahl.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gets a woke makeover
The late author penned some of the best-known modern children’s tales including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Matilda,” “James and the Giant Peach,” and “The Twits.”
Dahl’s popularity was partially due to his colorful descriptions causing larger than life characters to practically jump off the page.
But now Puffin has rewritten portions of the classic stories to wipe out any references to “fat” characters along with adding so-called “inclusive” gender terms.
The publisher claims the rewrites will make it so the books “can continue to be enjoyed by all today.”
But readers are ripping the awkward attempt to add politically correct language to books that have long been valued for being anything but straight-laced.
One flavor-zapping edit to “The Witches” brought on plenty of censure.
The original text read: “‘Don’t be foolish,’ my grandmother said. ‘You can’t go round pulling the hair of every lady you meet, even if she is wearing gloves. Just you try it and see what happens.’”
The new version reads: “‘Don’t be foolish,’ my grandmother said. ‘Besides, there are plenty of other reasons why women might wear wigs and there is certainly nothing wrong with that.’”
Readers slam Puffin’s new edits
“This change to Roald Dahl is so preposterously, laughably pointless it makes you wonder whether the publisher is aware that fiction is an act of creatively making things up,” Stig Abell with Times Radio tweeted.
“Genuinely laughing out loud at some of these awful, purse-lipped, tin-eared changes to Roald Dahl. Hilariously terrible,” another Twitter user wrote. “But should say too that it’s not really funny. It’s grotesque and immoral and a concession to fanatics. But proper Dahl books secondhand, everyone!”
Plenty of people are doing just that.
The used market is blowing up with original versions of Dahl’s work going for $1,800 up to more than $7,200.
Dahl is only the latest deceased author to have his work overhauled by the woke left in recent years.
Back in 2021, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced it will no longer print copies of And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran The Zoo, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer.
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