I’m not all that regular a Huffington reader, so the notion that a famous athlete would have a political blog comes as something of a surprise to me. I suppose that’s jockism at its worst… I just assume that guys like that have retired to their palatial estates and hibernate most of the year until its time for another awards ceremony of some sort…
While KA-J’s conclusion that sexism in Horton leads to racism in society and that’s why sexism in Horton is bad* is a bit odd to my mind, it does seem like that movie might have been vetted by someone who gave a damn. I don’t care too much about political correctness in entertainment for grownups, but I do think children’s stuff should be reasonably balanced when possible. Since this subplot he identifies as profoundly sexist was tacked onto the original story in the book by screenwriters, you’d think they would have paid a little attention to it from that point of view.
I also agree with that Onion post on the subject, horrible in scansion though it may be: Stop Making Movies About My Books
*Oversimplified for rhetorical effect.