A Texas mother is speaking out after her young children came home from school with T-shirts featuring one of the stars of "Duck Dynasty," saying the image represents "a racist" who isn't a good representation of her community.
"I think folks should know by now that 'Duck Dynasty' — at least one member of the group 'Duck Dynasty' — has openly made racist comments, made LGBT comments that are very negative and I don't feel that this is a good representation of our community," Sue Crabtree, a mother of five, told KXXV-TV.
Crabtree said she and her husband became frustrated when their first- and third-grade kids recently came home from Fowler Elementary School in Killean, Texas, with the shirts that feature what appears to be a bearded "Duck Dynasty" family member wearing a Dr. Seuss hat.
Her husband called the school to complain and said that administrators confirmed that the theme was a hybrid between "Duck Dynasty" and Dr. Seuss, though KXXV-TV reported that it has not yet been able to confirm this detail or speak with officials there.
"I just think that people should embrace all the cultures in the community. There are so many of them. And I find this a division. This is not what we should stand for here," Crabtree said. "They put a Dr. Seuss hat on top of what is a racist to me."
Watch Crabtree discuss the issue below:
Crabtree said that she believes that the two themes do not mesh with one another at all, saying that while Dr. Seuss published cartoons perceived as racist early in his career, he later changed his ways.
She plans to send her kids to school with a different Dr. Seuss character on the shirts — the Lorax. Read the entire story here.