Charlie Brown has joined Pals and The Simpsons as TV reveals to be hit by a racial controversy after a Thanksgiving particular courting again to 1973 was aired once more.

The episode options the cartoon’s solely black character, Franklin, sitting in a garden chair on one facet of a festive dinner desk. The 5 white characters – and Snoopy the canine – sit on totally different sides in what look like eating seats.

“Why is Franklin in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving sitting all by himself on the desk,” requested one Twitter person. “Man. Issues that I didn’t discover as a toddler.”

The outrage got here after the particular – which is proven yearly within the US – was aired by ABC on Wednesday.

“Not watching Charlie Brown Thanksgiving anymore, till they sit some individuals on the identical facet of the desk as Franklin,” one other critic tweeted.

The scene in query centres on an impromptu vacation feast – of jelly beans and ice cream – in Charlie Brown’s again yard. At one level, the lonely Franklin – who’s clearly too well mannered to query the unorthodox seating association – topples over in his half-broken chair.

For some motive, nobody seems to say that there’s a completely good eating seat free.

“They offer our good friend the busted chair and received’t even sit on the identical facet of the desk, extra proof that Charlie Brown and his cohorts are RACIST,” a social media commentator mentioned.

However others defended the traditional cartoon and identified its creator, the late Charles Schulz, fought so as to add Franklin to the forged to face as much as racism in 1968.

The character was created after a trainer wrote to him and requested for a black youngster to be included.

Harriet Glickman advised Schultz that one thing as small as him writing a toddler of color into his work because the good friend of a white youngster might make an actual distinction to race relations within the US.

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