LeVar Burton Faculties Meghan McCain on Dr. Seuss and ‘Cancel Tradition’

Children’s TV presenter LeVar Burton on Monday pushed back the notion that the so-called “demolition culture” is bad for society.

During an appearance on ABC’s The View, presenter Meghan McCain asked Burton about a decision by the Dr. Seuss Foundation to stop the publication of some books due to racially insensitive material.

“We spoke on the show about the Dr. Seuss estate’s decision to discontinue six of its books,” McCain said. “What do you think of this decision and of the culture of demolition around works of art or controversial artists?”

Burton argued that “Dr. Seuss is more than a company that decided to put a few books on the shelf. “

“This man, Theodor Geisel, is responsible for generations of healthy, healthy, wonderful and imaginative, creative content for children of all ages,” he continued. “And so I think we have to put things in perspective.”

“When it comes to the demolition culture, I think it’s wrongly named,” Burton explained. “I think we have a culture of consistency. And these consequences finally affect everyone in society while they have never been in this country. “

The actor said that “breaking culture” is one of the “good signs that are happening in culture right now”.

“And I think it all has to do with a new awareness of people who just weren’t aware of the true nature of life in this country for people who have been different from the beginning of this nation,” Burton told McCain.

Check out the video below from ABC.

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