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February 20, 2023

Roald Dahl's Childrens Books Are Now Being Censored By Woke Editors

It's not just deleting stuff considered "problematic" -- it's also adding stuff Dahl never wrote to increase the books' Woke Rating.

For example, out of nowhere, editors decided to make the Oompa-Loompas from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory... gender neutral.

Salman Rushdie, who knows something about extremist religious jihadis imposing their demonic dogmas on others, blasts the woke editors.

ovelist Salman Rushdie led condemnations Monday of Roald Dahl's children's books being re-edited for a modern audience, calling it "absurd censorship" by "bowdlerising sensitivity police".

Publishers Puffin have made hundreds of reported changes to characters and language in Dahl's stories including making the diminutive Oompa-Loompas in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" gender neutral and calling Augustus Gloop enormous rather than fat.

Mrs Twit in "The Twits" is also no longer ugly, but beastly instead, while the Cloud-Men in "James and the Giant Peach" are now "Cloud-People".

The criticism comes amid a growing trend for publishers to employ so-called "sensitivity readers" who work alongside editors to identify references to gender, race, weight, violence or mental health that might offend readers.

A spokesperson for the Netflix-owned Roald Dahl Story Company, which controls the rights to the books, said it was not unusual for publishers "to review the language used" for new print runs and that its guiding principle had been to try to maintain the "irreverence and sharp-edged spirit of the original text".

You could do that by, just spittballin' hear, actually printing the original text. Then you're guaranteed to "maintain the irreverence and sharp-edged spirit of the original text."


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