03.04.2021

LeVar Burton Applauds Decision to Discontinue Six Dr. Seuss Books Due to Racist Imagery

LeVar Burton Applauds Decision to Discontinue Six Dr. Seuss Books Due to Racist Imagery Photo by Albert L. Ortega / Getty Images

LeVar Burton says he supports the decision announced Tuesday by Dr. Seuss Enterprises to stop publishing six books — including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo — because of racist and insensitive imagery.

The TV and film star, also host of the beloved children's program, Reading Rainbow, told CNN's Anderson Cooper the moment is not about cancel culture but one of growth.

"In the general sense, once you know better, it is incumbent on you to do better. And I think that is exactly what Seuss Enterprises is doing here," Burton said. "They are being a responsible steward of the brand."

Burton noted that the six titles in question "really don't fit with the values we've all come to know Dr. Seuss for."

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