Writing on Monday that the Muppets had been “canceled,” he warned his followers that there is nothing that “these psychos won’t destroy” and that “liberalism is a disease.”
It goes without saying that The Muppets, a group of beloved puppets, have not been “canceled”. But it seems Trump Jr was referring to a decision by Disney+ to include a warning at the beginning of some episodes of ‘The Muppet Show’ informing viewers that the show contains some “negative depictions” and “mistreatment of people or cultures.”
Apparently The Muppets have now been canceled. There’s nothing these psychos won’t destroy.
Liberalism is a disease.
In one episode, for example, Johnny Cash sings in a barn where the Confederate flag is present. A disclaimer now reads: “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” (which is apparently very offensive to right-wingers).
As Disney has merely contexualised the depictions – and not even removed the episodes – it is clear the former president’s son is just reaching for something to be outraged about.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Whatever the opposite of cancelled is, the Muppets are that. Before Disney+, the episodes have neve… https://t.co/MPzLG8DU9E
— The Fallacious Trump Podcast (@The Fallacious Trump Podcast)
“So the show is being put on a popular streaming service that will greatly expand its viewing audience and that means it's ‘cancelled’???,” one person joked.
“Junior doesn't seem to know what 'cancelled' means. You'd think he would after we cancelled his movement,” another person wrote.
At least Trump Jr lamenting about the fate of the Muppets means that his political relevance is somewhat dulled (for now), but it’s unclear why he’s so upset. Or maybe Sesame Street’s long history of mocking Donald Trump has something to do with his outrage.