Charlie Brown ThanksgivingPBS will kick off the holiday season with a special featuring Charlie Brown. The Thanksgiving special, like Charlie Brown’s holiday fare is a tradition for many. However, there is always controversy over one particular scene. A lot of viewers criticize the special almost every year. “racist”for the scene.
Why is that? Charlie Brown Thanksgiving been deemed “racist”What viewers are you watching? The special features all the Peanuts characters coming together to create their own version of Peanuts. “Friendsgiving.”Everyone took their seats after the group had set the table for the special meal. Viewers noticed that Franklin, who is Black, was sitting at one end of the table alone, clearly segregated with his friends. Franklin is the only person who is seated on a lawn chair, while all the rest of the group are on pieces of furniture.
In this light, viewers took to social media once more to express their dismay at Franklin’s treatment. The topic was a hot topic, and viewers had lots to say.
You just picked it up
Was anyone else able to notice the difference after all these years of watching? #ACharlieBrownThanksgivingThat Franklin, the only black boy in the room, had to be seated on the opposite side of the table as the white children? I’m shook.
— Jeffery ☘️ (@Irish_Jeff) November 24, 2020
You need to pay close attention now
This was something I didn’t know! I will be paying attention! Thanx!
— Michael Matney (@MatneyMyke) November 24, 2020
Yes, It Happened!
Yes, Franklin is sitting alone (in a lawn chair).
If you’re curious, several cartoons feature Black characters.”Josie and the Pussycats”, “The Jackson Five,” “The Harlem Globetrotters,” “Fat Albert”). #ACharlieBrownThanksgiving
— Anthony Dean (@diversetechgeek) November 23, 2020
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is upon us. It’s time for our annual love-hate and dismay that Franklin sits on the other side of this table. #Thanksgiving2020
— Ms. K (@MsKDD72) November 23, 2020
It’s still a mystery to me why Franklin sat at the Thanksgiving dinner table with a side of his own on a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
— Katelyn Kelley (@katiekelley1991) November 23, 2020