Conservatives protest dubbing 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ as 'seriously problematic'

HuffPost is facing blowback from conservatives including Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpSouth Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle Trump Jr. knocks CNN's Chris Cuomo over interview with father: 'I'm not pretending to be a journalist' MORE after the progressive publication reported the classic Christmas cartoon, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is being decreed "seriously problematic" due to what some see as a cartoon featuring bullying and sexism.

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“Viewers are noticing the tale may not be so jolly after all,” reads the video text in the HuffPost tweet to its 11.4 million followers. "And they’re sharing their observations online.”

Some social media users highlighted by HuffPost argue Rudolph's father verbally abuses him for making him wear a fake nose in order to gain acceptance.

Others note that Rudolph's coach and other reindeer "laugh and call [Rudolph] names" for having a red nose while preventing him from playing in any reindeer games.

In terms of sexism, readers point out a scene when Rudolph’s mom wants to join reindeer husband Donner to search for their son after he runs away and goes missing.

"No, this is man’s work," Donner replies in the iconic movie.

Conservatives, including Fox's Tomi Lahren, Ben Shapiro and commentator Jesse Kelly, who was recently reinstated to Twitter after a controversial suspension, had a field day on Twitter mocking the complaints around the cartoon movie.

Rudolph was CBS's most-watched program on Tuesday, delivering 8.14 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. The airing marked the movie's 54th year on the network.