If you thought Donald Trump Jr. would retreat from the spotlight following his disgraced dad’s exit from the White House, you were wrong, but you may not be too upset to be wrong, given that Don Jr. seems determined to keep us all entertained. He’s still amped up and ranting wildly while having exchanged his Motel 6 background for a wall of guns over the weekend. And he’s never deterred from his causes, not even when he should probably be embarrassed for thinking that Texas’ governor is Democrat (that would be news to Greg Abbott). So, what’s Don Jr. up to on this fine Monday morning? He’s angry about The Muppets being “canceled.”
That doesn’t make sense, of course. The Muppets are riding high with all five seasons landing on Disney+ late last week. That’s excellent news, other than for people whose feathers are ruffled because 18 episodes arrived with content warnings of “negative depictions or mistreatment of people or cultures,” as with the episode where Johnny Cash sings in a barn where the Confederate flag is present. “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” the disclaimer reads, and yes, Don Jr. is very offended.
“Apparently The Muppets have now been canceled,” tweeted Trump’s messiest son. “There’s nothing these psychos won’t destroy… Liberalism is a disease.”
Apparently The Muppets have now been canceled. There’s nothing these psychos won’t destroy.
Liberalism is a disease.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 22, 2021
Don Jr. is not alone in his right-wing grumpiness over the issue. Fox Business went to town while covering the story, which led to this surreal screencap.
FYI this is also "business news." pic.twitter.com/2j3IaQ5P1j
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) February 22, 2021
What Don Jr. completely fails to see is that “cancellation” would mean that The Muppets got yanked off Disney+ altogether when that clearly is not the case. In fact, given that the beloved show made its Disney+ debut a few days ago, The Muppets are the very opposite of cancelled, and people are letting Don Jr. know what’s up.
Junior doesn't seem to know what 'cancelled' means.
You'd think he would after we cancelled his movement.
— Rich Swinton 🇺🇸 (@RicoSuaveJD) February 22, 2021
Actually it is still on disney plus! therefore not canceled! Disclaimer yes! Now if anyone should be canceled is you. Why are you so angry all the time? Did papa not love you when you were young? Now go watch the muppets.
— Rennie Alba (@Renniealba) February 22, 2021
Whatever the opposite of cancelled is, the Muppets are that. Before Disney+, the episodes have never been as complete or as widely available to as many people since the original run. A disclaimer is not censorship or cancellation. It’s context.
— The Fallacious Trump Podcast (@FallaciousTrump) February 22, 2021
So the show is being put on a popular streaming service that will greatly expand is viewing audience and that means it's "cancelled" ???
Because of a disclaimer?
— CANCELtheGOP (@CANCELtheGOP) February 22, 2021
Your daddy was cancelled in nov you: pic.twitter.com/Cy2KFKIpyt
— jim alex (@jtalex71) February 22, 2021
Well, maybe Don Jr. will make a video to explain what the heck he’s thinking. Can’t wait to see the background on his next vlogging installment.