Letter to the editor: Cancel them all!

By BOB BREIDENSTEIN | Ontario

Cancel, cancel, cancel, cancel them all!

Shakespeare, that racist old bigot

Mark Twain — an insensitive buffoon.

Dr. Seuss, the Muppets, Peter Pan, Dumbo, Speedy Gonzalez — the list is endless and growing.

Some have even suggested that Mr. Wester and his frequent, venomous letters should be canceled, and some (can you believe it?) take issue with Crusty, Cranky, Cantankerous Karen of the County Line (Ontario’s own curmudgeon or is it curmudgeoness?) and should be canceled from her own paper.

I would endure all of this if I must, but like many, I have drawn a line in the sand beyond which point I will not go.

Please don’t cancel Peppy Lee Pew. Sorry Peppy, I don’t even know the correct spelling of your name. I abjectly and humbly apologize. I now realize how I have failed to take your feelings into account. Oh, Peppy, Peppy, you lovable stinker, can you find it in your heart to forgive me, to accept my deepest regrets? I feel so guilty. Please, for my peace of mind, don’t cancel Peppy.

Pity anyone whoever said or did something untoward when they were teenagers. Just recently, I read of a host of a show being publicly flogged because he suggested that others should be entitled to their own opinion.

Part of the problem is that when the mob comes for you, no apology is sufficient and no penalty is severe enough,

The Golden Rule, anyone?

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