Black Lives Matter targets "Paw Patrol" for "good cops" message

by Jordyn Pair · Jun 11th, 2020 11:05 am

The Black Lives Matter movement has targeted children's show "Paw Patrol" over the positive view of police activists say the show promotes.

New York Times' Amanda Hess pushed back on the show — and other cop shows — in a piece published on Wednesday.

"As the protests against racist police violence enter their third week, the charges are mounting against fictional cops, too. Even big-hearted cartoon police dogs — or maybe especially big-hearted cartoon police dogs — are on notice," Hess wrote. "The effort to publicize police brutality also means banishing the good-cop archetype, which reigns on both television and in viral videos of the protests themselves. 'Paw Patrol' seems harmless enough, and that's the point: The movement rests on understanding that cops do plenty of harm."

The show also received blowback on Twitter after it participated in Nickelodeon's "Blackout Tuesday," with users calling for the show to be canceled and to donate to bail funds.

? Criticisms for the children's show follow the cancellations of "Cops" and "Live PD."

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