Dav Pilkey, creator of the popular Captain Underpants series of children’s books, has capitulated to the woke crowd and announced in conjunction with the publisher Scholastic, that he has decided he was subconsciously a racist and that he and Scholastic will no longer publish his spin-off graphic novel The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future.
Scholastic announced the following:
“Together, we recognize that this book perpetuates passive racism. We are deeply sorry for this serious mistake. Scholastic has removed the book from our websites, stopped fulfillment of any orders (domestically or abroad), contacted our retail partners to explain why this book is no longer available, and sought a return of all inventory. We will take steps to inform schools and libraries who may still have this title in circulation of our decision to withdraw it from publication.”
Pilkey then released an apology letter on YouTube that says:
“The deleted book was meant to showcase diversity, equality, and non-violent conflict resolution. But this week it was brought to my attention that this book also contains harmful racial stereotypes and passively racist imagery. I wanted to take this opportunity to publicly apologize for this. It was and is wrong and harmful to my Asian readers, friends, and family, and to all Asian people.”
So he never intended to be a racist, but accidentally was one, or at least an easily triggered white savior believed that he was, and he capitulated. Now the books are never to be made available ever again and will soar in value on the secondary market.
For the unaware, Pilkey’s Captain Underpants was recently turned into an animated film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and he writes a the popular Dog Man series. Nice career you have there Mr. Pikey… be a shame if someone, somewhere had a bad reaction to the art in your children’s books.