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 Post subject: Re: United Nations to Collaborate With Thomas the Tank Engin
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:49 am 

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Just when I was thinking this topic couldn't get any stupider, I happened upon this article in the USA Today:
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Using a jarring image to blast increased diversity on a children's TV show, a National Rifle Association online show depicted characters from "Thomas & Friends" in white, Ku Klux Klan-style hoods on burning train tracks.

Host of NRA TV's "Relentless," Dana Loesch went after the classic children's character Thomas The Tank Engine after its maker, Mattel, joined forces with the United Nations in efforts to increase gender diversity and representation on the program and include new characters from around the globe.

Loesch, a conservative spokeswomen for the gun rights group, specifically called out one new character – Nia, a steam engine from Kenya.

"That's where it gets really strange to me," Loesch says on Friday's episode. "Am I to understand this entire time that Thomas and his trains were white? Because they all have gray faces. How do you bring ethnic diversity? I mean they had to paint what I guess they thought was some sort of African pattern on the side of Nia's engine."

The program cut to an image with three trains wearing white hoods and tracks on fire. "Fair, I get it," Loesch sarcastically says. "Thomas the Tank Engine has been a blight on race relations for far too long. Clearly this is overdue."

The NRA did not immediately respond to USA TODAY's request for comment.
Link to the full USA Today article, which was published on September 12,. 2018:
Angry over diversity in children's show, NRA TV depicts 'Thomas & Friends' in KKK hoods


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 Post subject: Re: United Nations to Collaborate With Thomas the Tank Engin
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:06 am 

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No, that's not a hyperbolic insane response at all.....


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 Post subject: Re: United Nations to Collaborate With Thomas the Tank Engin
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:20 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: United Nations to Collaborate With Thomas the Tank Engin
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:43 pm 

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Emmo213 wrote:
No, that's not a hyperbolic insane response at all.....


See, if they don't tell their membership who to be mad at, they might forget and accidentally realize who they REALLY lobby for.


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 Post subject: Re: United Nations to Collaborate With Thomas the Tank Engin
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:46 pm 

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Emmo213 wrote:
No, that's not a hyperbolic insane response at all.....


There are some very fine trains on both sides.


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