Mr. Rodgers knewMr. Rogers' Catchy 30-Second Tune Would Be Considered a Hate Crime Today
Unfortunately, by today’s nonsensical standards, that song would get him branded as a bigot and hater.
The song was written and performed by Fred M. Rogers for his venerable TV series, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” first in 1967.
In his tune, entitled “Everybody’s Fancy,” Rogers sings about how boys and girls are born as girls and boys, and they stay that way throughout their lives. A shocking oeuvre!
During one broadcast of the song in the late 60s, Rogers even broke from the lyrics of his song to add even more. In a clip he is seen saying, “if you were born a boy, you stay a boy.” And after the next line, he added, “If you were born a girl, you stay a girl, and grow up to be a lady.”
Not only would he be castigated for the sentiments in his song, but in some locales, he would even be subject to hate crimes prosecution.
In the UK, for instance, people are being arrested and prosecuted for “hate speech,” especially for social media posts perceived as “anti-LGBT.” Just last year a British army veteran was arrested because a social media entry he posted caused “anxiety” among gays, Fox News reported.
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