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The idea that cute animals will save the world from environmental issues. It’s not true and erases all of the people who are both affected by environmental harms and finding for environmental justice. Among soooooo many issues – including gross racial stereotypes – Happy Feet is awful about this. It literally states in a very bizarre and confusing montage that tap-dancing penguins could stop people from overfishing.
Oh my gosh yes i HATED ‘Happy Feet!’
Julian Lennon has not just one but a SERIES of books with cute cartoonish children fixing climate destruction by flying around on a private jet and touching the earth, and I hate him for the whole performative colonizer saviorism bullshit of it.
Cuteness, thoughts, prayers, and ‘awareness’ isn’t gonna fix this, dweebs.