Friday, April 4, 2008

Defiling Horton

Many folks have heard me tout Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! as “the activist bible.” It carries the message I consider most critical for anyone to understand to be able to work for social change: Every voice (literal or figurative) counts, even the tiniest. The smallest contribution can be the one that puts things over the top to “save the world”.

Sadly, I’ve just read about the new movie adaptation of the story. They have apparently ‘added’ new elements to the story to make it merit feature-length. Among the changes is a massive nod in favour of gender inequality.

This is the kind of excrement that makes me wish I believed in Hell so I could hope the Hollywood hacks who perpetrated this evil would be going there.

In the words of Public Enemy: Burn Hollywood, Burn.

, , , , , , .