Civil Rights Attorney Leo Terrell Goes On Rant Over Canceling Dr. Seuss Books


Controversial conservative attorney Leo Terrell appeared on a Fox News segment to discuss the topic of the six Dr. Seuss books that will no longer be published due to racist imagery. Terrell, while appearing on Sean Hannity’s segment Tuesday, was angry with “cancel culture” and stated he “was not offended by those pictures because it talks about the evolution of this country and how we are now.”

The famed children’s book company released a statement on Tuesday, saying, “We are committed to action. To that end, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, working with a panel of experts, including educators, reviewed our catalog of titles and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing of the following titles: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer. These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong. Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’s catalog represents and supports all communities and families.”

According to Fox News, Terrell, who is a former school teacher, said, “The images reflect the time in which the books were written, in the ’20s and the ’30s. I was not offended by those pictures because it talks about the evolution of this country and how we are now. What those books reflected was a sign of the times. You cannot ignore history. You cannot eliminate history. There’s worse pictures than that. But taking in context, those that want to cancel these books, those that think those books are racist, show me the … harm to victims today. They can’t.”

He also says in the segment, “Ever since the George Floyd incident, that’s being used as a stepping stone to cancel people out … I want to make it clear to all the viewers. No person in American history is perfect, from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln,” he added. “We don’t cancel. We need to embellish the good part, criticize the bad part, but grow and learn from it. I think that is something that we need to do and speak out about it.”