De­vel­op­ers of­fer to buy Dr. Seuss mu­ral

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - NATION & WORLD - — Fromwire re­ports

SPRING­FIELD, Mass.— A real es­tate de­vel­oper and his part­ner have of­fered to buy a mu­ral fea­tur­ing a Chi­nese char­ac­ter from a Dr. Seuss book af­ter it was deemed of­fen­sive.

The mu­ral inside the Amaz­ing World of Dr. Seuss Mu­seum in Mas­sachusetts fea­tures il­lus­tra­tions from the au­thor’s first chil­dren’s book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mul­berry Street.” The mu­seum, which is lo­cated in the au­thor’s home­town of Spring­field, said Thurs­day the mu­ral will be re­placed af­ter three chil­dren’s au­thors said it con­tained a “jar­ring racial stereo­type.”

The ( Spring­field) Repub­li­can news­pa­per re­ported that Chi­ne­seAmer­i­can de­vel­oper Andy Yee and busi­ness­man Peter Pick­nelly an­nounced Satur­day they’re will­ing to buy the mu­ral if it’s re­moved. Pick­nelly called the crit­i­cism “po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness gone in­sane.”

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