What's not to love about Dr. Seuss? Anyone who grew up loving the classic gibberish of the Grinch may be bemused to discover that the Toronto Public Library is being urged to ban one of the author's famous picture books—a 1963 version of Hop on Pop.
According to an article in the Star, a complaint has been lodged against the book, which some patrons claim "encourages children to take a pop at dad." Violence against fathers?
Apparently, the book is a firm favourite of former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush (which begs the question: were the Bush girls rough with dear old dad, George W.?).
The library must weigh up similar ban requests for around seven books, which is a modest figure given the tally of loaned items last year—32 million.
Another children's book, Lizzy’s Lion, by Canadian author Dennis Lee, is being contested because a reader found the part where the lion eats a robber as “violent and disturbing.”
Are the allegations against Hop on Pop ludicrous or legitimate?
Tens of thousands rallied to get this book banned for sale on Amazon.
Move over J-Law, Emma Stone is Hollywood's latest sweetheart and feminist defender. When she isn't slamming Jimmy Fallon in an epic lip synch battle, she is calling out sexist blather whenever she hears it.
According to an article in Upworthy, Stone has been busy promoting the latest Spider-Man instalment. When asked where Spidey got his costume, Stone's co-star Andrew Garfield claims the superhero made a very masculine costume by very feminine means (sewing).
Watch as Garfield tries in his own way to squirm out of an awkward moment. Unfortunately, Jamie Foxx comes to his rescue with some comic relief.
Could she have picked a better lip synching anthem than "All I do is Win"? We think not. Yes, Emma Stone is everything right now.
This cool lady showed Fallon a few fancy moves.
A father attempting to teach his young son how to skateboard was banned from the park after a video showed the man shoving the boy off the ramp.
According to an article in ABC, when asked why he pushed his son by one of the kids who witnessed the incident, the Florida dad replied "because he needs to learn."
The skatepark footage has since gone viral, resulting in an investigation by The Florida Department of Children and Families. And something tells us the boy is not the one with learning to do.
“It kind of hits right here when you are a parent to see someone do that to a kid,” said another dad at the Jacksonville park, TJ Smith. “That is somebody who got way too aggressive.”
Though the boy, said to be around six, thankfully wasn't injured during the fall, the park operator advised the kid's dad not to "come back for a while."
Do you think being filmed will make parents more accountable for their public 'fails'?
This was one the biggest parenting fails to hit the headlines.