Posted on November 23, 2018

‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Viewers Upset by ‘Racist’ Scene

Nicole Drum,, November 21, 2018

Tonight, ABC aired the classic animated Peanuts special A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, {snip}.

The special centers around a somewhat impromptu holiday meal that happens when Peppermint Patty invites herself and several others over to Charlie Brown and Sally’s house for Thanksgiving despite the fact that they’re preparing to go to their grandmother’s for the feast. {snip}

The meal — buttered toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn, jelly beans, and an ice cream sundae — is served at a table in the backyard {snip}. Franklin, the one and only black friend in the group, is seated by himself on one side of the table while the other is crowded with the rest of the friends. On top of that, he’s sitting in a lawn chair as opposed to everyone else’s proper furniture.

It’s… not a good look, which viewers were quick to point out. Many felt the scene was in bad taste at a minimum and racist at worse, with most settling into the idea that the special simply hasn’t aged well. {snip}

For people who don’t have anything more important to think about.