Whoopi Goldberg blasted people accusing the “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” Christmas special of bullying and suggested they listen to the song again.
From Daily Caller:
The comments came Thursday on “The View” during a panel discussion about an online debate slamming the classic Christmas special after it aired over the weekend, specifically people who had accused the show of its “disturbing themes” and Santa of “being a bully.”
“People accused Santa of being a bully. Don’t they know the song?” Goldberg asked. “‘Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a shiny nose,’ right?”
She then went on to sing the rest of the verse before getting to the chorus, which has a more positive message for the bullied character: “‘Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say, “Rudolph with your nose so bright, come and lead my sleigh tonight.” Then, all the reindeer loved him, as they shouted out with glee, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history.’”
“Where’s the problem?” Goldberg exclaimed. “The hero, he’s a kid that nobody believes in and suddenly they realize he is special. He is who he is for a reason. And he becomes the hero. Where’s the problem? It’s Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.”
Sunny Hostin interjected and said that people were “saying that he was being bullied and that Santa basically told Donor, his father, ‘You know, you got a bum kid here. There’s something wrong with him. He’s not normal.’”
“Clearly, he was wrong,” Goldberg replied. “Rudolph is the hero. What’s the problem?”