Joe Concha Tells Fox News: I’ll Move to New Zealand if ‘Paw Patrol’ Is Cancelled
The Hill‘s Joe Concha is not happy about the decision to pull some TV shows and movies that contain racist depictions. Concha told Fox & Friends on Thursday people should be allowed to decide for themselves what they think of media with racist content. He also expressed strong feelings for the kids’ show Paw Patrol.
Concha criticized the decision to temporarily remove Gone with the Wind from the HBO Max streaming service (the movie is famously a key text in the Confederate Lost Cause narrative) and also complained about Cops going off the air.
“Think about this for a moment,” Concha said. “We’re taking things off as if they never existed or we can’t learn from them because we’re afraid that people might be offended.”
“Why don’t we let people come to their own conclusions in these situations? Is that so hard? Or to eliminate history, I’m telling you, Steve, this past week I have never seen anything like it. We should all be very concerned about this.”
“By the way, Paw Patrol, I have a dog named Chase,” Concha went on. “Do you know how many times he’s stopped in the neighborhood did you name the dog after paw patrol. My kids are 6 and 4. I watch it. It’s not the greatest cartoon in the world but it teaches team work and teaches all these things kids can learn from. If that goes, I’m moving to New Zealand. I’m outta here. It’s over. Auckland.”
Paw Patrol is a popular children’s show but it has long been accused of functioning as propaganda for police, to the extent that some African American parents have worried abut their kids watching it.
Watch the video above, via Fox News.