The woke mob is trying to completely dominate popular culture.
Even timeless cultural icons are falling victim to their wrath.
And a Hollywood director lowered the boom on this woke censorship of Willy Wonka.
The woke mob hatched a scheme to edit the iconic works of late authors to make them more politically correct for the modern world.
The classic children’s books written by the late Roald Dahl such as James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are being edited to remove allegedly offensive content.
Words like “black” and “white” are being removed from the books because they’re allegedly insensitive.
The Oompa-Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are being changed to be gender-neutral and the character of Augustus Gloop is no longer “fat.”
The edits are being made by the book’s publisher Puffin and Roald Dahl Story Company, which was purchased by streaming giant Netflix.
“The wonderful words of Roald Dahl can transport you to different worlds and introduce you to the most marvellous characters,” Puffin wrote of the changes. “This book was written many years ago, and so we regularly review the language to ensure that it can continue to be enjoyed by all today.”
Acclaimed Director Wes Anderson brought Dahl’s book Fantastic Mr. Fox to life as an animated film in 2009.
His latest film The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More is based on a short story written by Dahl.
Anderson condemned the woke changes to Dahl’s work during the Venice Film Festival.
“If you ask me if Renoir should be allowed to touch up one of his pictures, I’d say no,” Anderson told reporters. “I don’t want even the artist to modify their work.”
“I understand the motivation for it, but I’m in the school where, when the piece is finished . . . the audience participates in it, we know it, so when it’s done, it’s done,” Anderson continued. “And certainly no one who is not an author should be modifying someone’s book — he’s dead.”
The woke mob is trying to change the works of deceased authors to fit their deranged sensibilities.
They want to eliminate the possibility of anyone reading non-woke thoughts.
Now Anderson, who’s set to adapt several of Dahl’s work for Netflix, is drawing a line in the sand at this woke insanity.
Dahl could be the beginning of a bigger campaign to make woke changes to the works of late authors.
The estate of author Ian Fleming who created James Bond is also joining in on woke revisionism by removing offensive language from the spy novels.
The woke censorship of authors is part of a larger effort to rewrite history by the Left.