Light-hearted teasing, or cruel bullying?
One parent is speaking out online against the Halloween classic children's television show, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," claiming the animated favorite actually condones bullying, according to a report on WCVB.com.
The TODAY Show's Moms Blog reported this week that in a recent blog post on Babble.com, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying":
"The show is riddled with the kids calling each other stupid, dumb, and blockheads," DadCamp wrote. "Charlie Brown is supposed to be the hero. Instead, he is kicked and demeaned at every turn, even by the adults giving out candy."
Bishop goes on to argue the Charlie Brown specials have nothing of value to offer today’s children; the programs are just a nostalgia trip for parents.
PATCH WANTS TO KNOW - Do you think the bullying in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is a bad message for kids? Or is this parent just going too far, and ruining a treasured Halloween pasttime? Tell us in the comments below.