The people who shut down your businesses and killed your careers and immune systems “for your own good” are now removing anything which they claim is offensive “for your own good”!
Now it was the turn of Roald Dahl’s children books which “are being rewritten to remove language deemed offensive by the publisher Puffin.”
“Puffin has hired sensitivity readers to rewrite chunks of the author’s textto make sure the books ‘can continue to be enjoyed by all today’ resulting inextensive changesacross Dahl’s work.”
The physical description of the characters has been revised. Every new edition of pertinent books has been edited to remove the word “fat ” and the word “ugly” has also been eliminated. “Augustus Gloop in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is now described as “enormous”. In The Twits Mrs Twit is no longer “ugly and beastly” but just “beastly”.”
The original text underwent hundreds of changes and some passages that weren’t written by Dahl were added. There is a new line in The Witches that follows a paragraph describing how witches are bald underneath their wigs: “There are plenty of other reasons why women might wear wigs and there is certainly nothing wrong with that.”
The verses in the previous editions of James and the Giant Peach where the Centipede sings: “Aunt Sponge was terrifically fat / And tremendously flabby at that ” and “Aunt Spiker was thin as a wire / And dry as a bone only drier” were removed and replaced with the rhymes: “Aunt Sponge was a nasty old brute / And deserved to be squashed by the fruit ” and “Aunt Spiker was much of the same / And deserves half of the blame.”
Characters identified as “female” are no longer mentioned.Previously a “most formidable female ” Miss Trunchbull in Matilda is now a “most formidable woman.”
In some places gender-neutral terminology has been added; the Oompa Loompas from Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryare now referred to as “small people” instead of “small men.” James and the Giant Peach‘s Cloud-Men have evolved into Cloud-People.
This is simply disgusting! Roald Dahl must be propelling in his grave! Who is next? Shakespeare? Dickens?Wordsworth Blake Coleridge Shelley Keats and Byron? Bronte Hardy or Eliot?
The Roald Dahl Story Company defended this disgust and filth by saying that “it’s not unusual to review the language” during a new print run and any changes were “small and carefully considered” adding that it “made the changes in conjunction with Inclusive Minds which its spokesperson describes as “a collective for people who are passionate about inclusion and accessibility in children’s literature”. The changes weren’t small but extensive and you cannot remove chunks of the author’s original text and wording!!
Apart from this being blasphemous and an insult to the author this is another showcase of how everything is being changed and history is being rewritten in order to suit the LGBTQIA+ propaganda and it is clear that we are living in a world which is officially more deranged and debauched than the ancient Aztecs who literally threw people into fires and had hundreds of thousands of people sacrificed in a matter of two days.