Saturday, September 15, 2018

Thomas the Tank

Angry over diversity in children's show, NRA TV depicts 'Thomas & Friends' in KKK hoods  NRA TV Puts KKK Hoods, Robes on Thomas the Tank Engine [VIDEO]

 Published on Sep 13, 2018

Today's news: In a segment criticizing a new train engine in the popular children's show "Thomas and Friends" about character Thomas the Tank Engine and his train pals, NRA spokeswoman and NRATV host conservative commentator Dana Loesch implied that by adding a new character, a train named Nia from Kenya, then that must mean the original Thomas and crew were members of the Ku Klux Klan. The trains are wearing Klan hoods and robes as Loesch mockingly says the show was a "blight on race relations"
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." 
"This change will deepen the brand's engagement with girls who represent over 40% of the show's viewership and provide a strong message of gender equality to the young audience," Mattel said in a statement. READ ON

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