Following the cancelation of Cops, The New York Times says that "it was only a matter of time before the protests came for Paw Patrol," the children’s cartoon about a squad of canine police officers.
The trouble began last week when the show’s official Twitter account put out what theTimes calls "a bland call" for “Black voices to be heard.” That's when keyboard warriors began barking. One person wrote, “Euthanize the police dog.” Another said, “Defund the paw patrol,” while a third insisted, “All dogs go to heaven, except the class traitors in the Paw Patrol.”
Many of the tweets were jokes, but Times writer Amanda Hess adds that "it’s also not." As calls to defund the police increase, "the charges are mounting against fictional cops, too," she writes. "While Paw Patrol seems harmless enough...the movement rests on understanding that cops do plenty of harm."
Meantime, LEGO has halted marketing on its “LEGO City Police Station” and “Police Highway Arrest” sets.