Poll: Despite HuffPo slam most audiences still love Rudolph

Mike Montone
December 06, 2018 - 1:44 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It might be a Christmas classic in your house, but the Huffington Post has given Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer a less-than-merry review.

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A short video tweeted by the site last week put the film on the naughty list for being 'seriously problematic.'

The video's creators objected to the bullying that Rudolph faces from his father Donner, who tries to cover his son's bright red nose. They dubbed Rudolph the 'Marginalized Reindeer.'

The video also features tweets from viewers who called Santa 'bigoted and exploitative' among other things.

Many have objected to Huffington Post's portrayal of the movie, including the ladies from 'The View.'

“People accused Santa of being a bully. Don’t they know the song?” Whoopi Goldberg said, "Where is the problem? He’s a kid that nobody believed in and suddenly they realized he is special, he is who he is for a reason. And he becomes the hero. Where’s the problem?”

Corinne Conley, who voiced a doll for the film in 1964, said critics should go watch Scrooge instead.

People.com reports a poll released this week found Rudolph was voted the 'most beloved' Christmas movie, with 83 percent of respondents finding it favorable.