The annual tradition that officially ushers out autumn and welcomes winter happens tonight, when ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ airs …. and then countless losers jump on Twitter to complain that it is racist.
While Thanksgiving will certainly be
different for many this year more expensive, one staple remains as Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang return to television Sunday night thanks to Apple TV+ pairing up with PBS for a primetime presentation at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday night.
And, of course, by the time it concludes the Blue Checks and their horde of brainless followers will take to social media to complain that it is racist. Of course.
If you don’t know, the special involves a scene where all of the characters gather together for their own “Friendsgiving.” While the group gathers around the table for the meal, Franklin — the only Black friend — is sitting on one side of the table, by himself.
Ignore that Linus is by himself, so is Perppermint Patty… also ignore that Lucy (Linus’ brother) nor Schoeder didn’t even get invited, the same fate for Marcie and PigPen.
There will also be a second complaint that Franklin is the only one sitting on a lawn chair while the others are sitting on proper pieces of furniture.
Let’s ignore that this is a cartoon. Let’s ignore that they are kids. Let’s ignore the positive message. Let’s also ignore that the creator of Peanuts demanded a black character be added to to the group in 1968 after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
But, for others, Let’s Go to the Tape:
To most people with a functioning brain, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a beloved, festive staple, that kicks off the holiday season.
To others it is a classic case of racism.