People are Criticizing RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER and One of the Original Actors Disagrees
The classic stop motion holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has recently received some criticism, and some don’t agree with the critics. In the special, Rudolph and Hermey (an elf who wants to be a dentist) meet on the Island of Misfit Toys after each of them was ostracized for being different. Then, of course, Santa’s going to cancel Christmas, but Rudolph saves the day with his magnificent glowing nose. After which, both Rudolph and Hermey are eventually accepted by everyone else at the North Pole.
If you haven’t picked up on it, the criticism is simply that Rudolph is only accepted by everyone else after his uniqueness is proven to be a benefit to them. The group refused to accept Rudolph because his nose was red, and it glowed, but the moment that such a trait is useful, they are quick to accept him and no longer tease him for being different.
Meanwhile, Corinne Conley, the voice of Sue the dolly, told TMZ her take on the matter:
You can watch a video below with an extended version of Conley’s quote.