Daily Wire podcast host Matt Walsh blasted the woke culture coming for a popular children’s cartoon called “Bluey” over a recent episode involving what critics called “fat-shaming.”
“The Matt Walsh Show” podcast host featured the kids show in his “Daily Cancelation” segment on Monday when he noted how leftists have had the show in their sights dating back to 2021 because it has decided to have nothing to do with “sexual indoctrination” and more.
Walsh talked about how this children’s show originally out of Australia “doesn’t engage in left-wing brainwashing.” He said it’s a cartoon about blue heeler dogs that centers on the oldest daughter in the family named Bluey, with most episodes featuring her family: her younger sister, her mom and her dad.
The DW host said the thing that’s even more refreshing about this cartoon then the fact that it’s not woke, is that the father — Bandit — is portrayed as a “an attentive and engaged father, who leads a happy cartoon family.”
Walsh said it’s a “wholesome children’s show” and that’s why the “woke crowd is absolutely determined to ruin it.” In 2021, a journalist wrote that the show was lacking “representation” asking where are the “disabled, queer, poor, gender diverse” dogs of color on the show.
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The host noted that the show did feature “dogs of color, the color is blue, hence the name of the show.” He said as far as failing to include “queer” dogs, it’s because the makers of the show made the decision “to not turn the show into a vehicle for sexual indoctrination. And thank God for that.” The host explained other “woke attacks” have failed to effect the show, until now.
On a recent episode, Bandit steps on scale in the bathroom and says, “Oh man ‘I need to do some exercise,” Walsh said. “And that’s the scene. To the left the scene’s problematic. And that’s how it’s described by an alleged child development expert on TikTok, who has a Ph.D by the way.”
He played a clip of this expert claiming the episode had a “problematic narrative to have on a children’s television show” about “body image” and needs to push “body neutrality” instead.
The podcast host slammed the idea of “body neutrality” and said sarcastically that’s like saying a life-guard should practice “drowning neutrality. Whether someone is swimming or drowning, it’s not for us to judge. Drowning is just as valid an experience as swimming.”
However, in response to the criticism, the Australian Broadcasting Company decided to cut that scene from the episode.
The ABC then issued a statement apologizing for it and said it has “been republished by the ABC following a decision by the makers of the program. The new version provides families with the opportunity to manage important conversations in their own way.”
“This is the left’s rules for children entertainment,” Walsh said. “It can not be normal. It can not be wholesome. And it can not encourage moral or physical improvement. The last rule is the most important to them.”
“And as long as ‘Bluey’ continues to violate these rules it will remain a target who won’t be satisfied until ‘Bluey’ is rewritten as a show about morbidly obese gay dogs with body dysmorphia and clinical depression,” he added. “For now it is ‘Bluey’s’ cancellers who are today canceled.”
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