while I don't condone the falsehood and negativity of "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Grey",
I don't think it's right to try and stop fictional movies and books from being released just because they depict the wolf
in a negative light. Because doesn't that become censorship?
After the announcement of a children's book publishing company re-releasing an old book about a stupid wolf,
everyone seems to think the company needs to put the book away in the archives as fear mongering propaganda.
And while I certainly would not miss such a book and understand everyone's disgust- If you remove wolves as the bad guys in everything, then wouldn't you
also have to remove other animals depicted as bad guys in things? Think of the hyena's in Lion King, should Lion King be boycotted and removed?
If it were any other animal say a bear, who also has a lot of controversy surrounding it, would anyone even blink an eye?
Fiction is fiction, I do not think it's a children stories publishing companies responsibility to teach our children (and some adults) common sense, that lies on parents & educators.
That is why Peter Pan can fly, the lion in Narnia can talk, and witches are nearly always portrayed as little old ladies.
It does not mean your child can fly, lions are negotiable, or that all old ladies are witches. (watch your back though lol)
Rather than censorship why can't we celebrate the good positive books and movies out there for children?
To foster more releases of movies and books showing animals with already bad reputations lacking a perspective from a positive light?
Here in a day or two in this journal I am gonna list a bunch on wolves I have found, listing the ones I have read/watched first I may keep this list open and updated so people can get things for their little loved one to foster a curiosity in wolves.
I am working on a project right now and don't have time to type a whole list out.
But I thought I'd share what I thought about the subject before it got lost in my brain's scattered wanderings.