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Press Secretary Kayeigh McEnany, Criticizing ‘Cancel’ Culture, Claims ‘Paw Patrol’ Was Canceled, But It Wasn’t


Nickelodeon president Brain Robbins also sent a memo to all staff:


Update (9/11) - British comedian John Oliver (Last Week Tonight) touched on PAW Patrol during an appearance on The Russell Howard Hour:


Update - Nickelodeon's Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications David Bittler told told USA Today that PAW Patrol will remain on the air.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was finishing up her briefing with reporters on Friday, July 24 when she criticized so-called “cancel” culture, citing decisions to drop shows like Cops and Live PD in the wake of protests over the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of police.


McEnany said that President Donald Trump “is also appalled by cancel culture, and cancel culture specifically as it pertains to cops. We saw a few weeks ago that Paw Patrol, a cartoon show about cops, was canceled. The show Cops was canceled. Live PD was canceled. Lego halted the sales of their Lego City police station.”

She added, “It is really unfortunate, because I stand with, the president stands with, the 53% of Americans who believe police officers have the most important jobs in this country.”


A spokesperson for Nickelodeon, which airs the show, confirmed to Deadline that the show has not been canceled.

Her remark about Paw Patrol, which airs on Nickelodeon, comes after Internet rumors that the show was being dropped due to one of its lead characters, Chase, being a police dog. But those appear to be related to satirical social media posts, according to Snopes.com.

The satire started after the show posted a message to its social media account in June.

“In solidarity of #amplifymelanatedvoices we will be muting our content until June 7th to give access for Black voices to be heard so we can continue to listen and further our learning. #amplifyblackvoices.”

The show was renewed for a eighth season by Nickelodeon earlier this year, and has a theatrical movie in the works.


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Originally published: Friday, July 24, 2020 at 20:11 BST.

Additional source: @Smurph25.
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