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What else has had the Roald Dahl treatment?

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Roald Dahl’s books have been edited to make them less offensive, with references to ‘fat’ and ‘ugly’ people removed. Other children’s media that has been revised:

– The Noddy books originally featured golliwogs, which were removed in 2009.

– Six Dr Seuss books were withdrawn from sale in 2021, one for featuring a Chinese man with chopsticks for eyes, another for depicting African characters in grass skirts.

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