(PCM) Here is yet another case of people just taking things way too far. Recently, a Toronto area library received a request to remove six book titles and a DVD from their shelves one of which was the Dr. Seuss classic “Hop on Pop”.
“Hop On Pop” is one of the most beloved children’s book of all time, so why would someone want to have it removed? Well, one man claims it “encourages children to use violence against their fathers”. Seriously!?!?! The man is also demanding that the library pay for damages that resulted from the book.
The Materials Review Committee for the library has reviewed the complaints and has declined to remove “Hop on Pop” as well as the other titles from their library shelves. One of the other books in question was Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Kennedy” and the DVD “That’s My Boy” starring Adam Sandler.
The library claims that “Hop on Pop” is a humorous tale that is meant to be taken lightly and if the man who made the complaint had actually bothered to pay attention to the whole story he would see it actually encourages “anti-pop-hopping” at the end of the story by rhyming the word “Stop”!
Unreal! We are glad the library decided to keep the title!