Is Seussgate a Case of Cancel Culture, or a Marketing Coup?

Controversy erupted earlier this week when Dr. Seuss Enterprises (Seuss), which holds the copyrights to the works of Theodore Geisel, announced that it had decided last year to cease publication of six of his books. Those books were And To Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street, McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, On Beyond Zebra, Scrambled Eggs Super, and The Cat’s Quizzer. Seuss made this decision on the grounds that the books in question contain negative and hurtful stereotypes, but no sooner had the announcement been made than politicians, pundits…