Toronto Library Asked to Ban Hop on Pop to Protect Dads

Toronto residents asked their public library to remove six books and a DVD over the past year, and one of those books was Dr. Seuss's Hop on Pop. The classic rhyming tale of fatherhood and saltation was accused of putting pops at risk of being actually hopped on.

The complaint argued that the book "encourages children to use violence against their fathers," and demanded that the library "pay for damages resulting from the book."

The library's Materials Review Committee, which takes all complaints, even those of obvious trolls, "very seriously," declined to remove Hop on Pop. They described it as "humorous" and "well-loved," and pointed out how many times it's made best children's book lists.

The library also pointed out that if the complainant had read the entire book—I know, it's a lot to ask—they'd discover that Seuss actually takes a strong anti-pop-hopping stance.

In other words: Stop.

The library declined to remove any of the 6 controversial books, which included Bill O'Reilly's Killing Kennedy, from its collection. A DVD of Adam's Sandler's That's My Boy was also allowed to stay after the library determined that the complaining customer had only watched 10 minutes of the film.

[H/T Uproxx, Photo via Amazon]