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Is classic 'Frosty the Snowman' song now 'offensive' in our woke, gender-inclusive world? College students weigh in

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It seems that with each succeeding Christmas season for the last decade or so, hostility toward the holiday and questioning of traditions have hit the headlines in one way or another, so Campus Reform correspondent Logan Dubil got proactive and asked students at the University of Pittsburgh recently if the classic song "Frosty the Snowman" is "offensive" in today's woke landscape.

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And what could possibly be the issue with Frosty?

Well, the song's main character is male, for starters — and "fails to be gender inclusive," Dubil told students. No hint that Frosty's creators took the time to consider if their character might favor non-traditional pronouns or identify as female or non-binary or gender non-conforming, he added.

What did students have to say?

Dubil presented the issue to students to see if they agreed Frosty is offensive, and some of them did just that.

"I hadn’t thought of that, but I definitely do agree,” one student told Dubil.

Others added that landing on a specific gender for Frosty is problematic because it "can definitely exclude people" and "doesn't leave the option open" for other gender expressions.

But a few students saw silliness in the issue.

One replied, "I don't know. When you go outside in winter, you don't build snow-women. It's just, it's tradition; a snowman, so I feel like, just keeping with tradition."

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Although another student in the same Q&A said presenting Frosty as exclusively male is "kind of messed up now that I think about it."

And both students agreed that Frosty was "absolutely not gender inclusive."

In a different interview, a student didn't seem concerned about Frosty's potential offensiveness because "it's like, it's a snowman; it doesn't have any type of genitalia at all."

Others saw wisdom in the laid-back approach, with one saying "I'm just enjoying the song for what it is."

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Another noted that the seasonal TV special featuring the classic song is "just a fun kids' show, and it should stay that way."

But a different student said he "can see how people might be offended by a snowman not being too inclusive, but personally it's not a very big issue in my mind."

One of the best answers? "You'd have to ask Frosty."

Asking Students If 'Frosty The Snowman' Is Inclusive Enough

And if you need a palate cleanser, here's the "Frosty the Snowman" song taken from the beloved Christmas cartoon of the same name:

Frosty The Snowman Song | Christmas Songs for Kids

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