UPDATE: The Peanuts Twitter account has issued a statement.
“Earlier today a tweet from this account, featuring an image of two friends, was misinterpreted,” the post reads. “As this was not the intended message of the post, it has been deleted so as not to perpetuate an inaccurate interpretation. The post was meant as a celebration of friendship.”
Earlier today a tweet from this account, featuring an image of two friends, was misinterpreted. As this was not the intended message of the post, it has been deleted so as not to perpetuate an inaccurate interpretation. The post was meant as a celebration of friendship.
— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) February 21, 2020
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The image finds Charlie Brown telling Franklin, “You’re one of the good ones.”
A Snoopy drawing from the official Peanuts Twitter account is facing backlash, with some social media users referring to the image as racist.
The drawing finds Charlie Brown telling Franklin, “You’re one of the good ones.” The image, which was posted on Twitter, included the following caption: “You are one of the best people I know.”
Users, however, took offense to the message Brown is telling Franklin in the drawing. “You’re one of the good ones,” along with other statements like “If only more Black people were like you,” are microaggressions that Black people frequently endure by white people. To white people, it’s meant as a compliment, but to Black people it’s anything but. It’s a coded statement that highlights how racist the white person saying it is, despite them likely claiming that they’re not racist at all.
The cartoon has since been deleted but people are still reacting to the drawing. Some of those reactions can be seen below.
I've never seen a brand delete a tweet as quick as Snoopy deleted this one. Jezuzzzzz LMAOOOO. pic.twitter.com/owJ2BwdOkT
— 💿ke Chi #ENDALLCOLONIALPROJECTS (@nostalgiclassic) February 21, 2020
Snoopy: you one of the good ones Franklin but the others… pic.twitter.com/yXHdrMFT7b
— 𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖌𝖔𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝖙𝖔 𝖘𝖔 𝖖𝖚𝖎𝖙 𝖆𝖘𝖐𝖎𝖓𝖌 (@_harleyy_quinnn) February 21, 2020
Every last one of the Peanuts gonna have to meet me in the parking lot.
Snoopy done lost his mind. pic.twitter.com/vSAbBsaDqt
— Hassan Sayyed (@HausUrban) February 21, 2020
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