Did the Kids' TV Show 'Paw Patrol' Get Canceled?

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Tongue-in-cheek social media posts led to rumors about the popular kids TV show.
In June 2020, a rumor started to circulate on social media that the animated children show "Paw Patrol" had been canceled due to its portrayal of puppy police officers:

"Paw Patrol" has not been canceled.

This rumor started as social media users debated the impact of how police officers were portrayed on television and in movies in light of widespread protests against police brutality and racial injustice across the country. That led to long-running shows such as "Cops" and "Live PD" getting canceled, and spurred a number of people who worked on TV shows about law enforcement to donate to causes related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

As protests nationwide gained momentum, some social media users posted tongue-in-cheek messages calling for the cancellation of the animated children's show. This led to a think piece published in The New York Times that stated "it was only a matter of time before the protests came for "Paw Patrol."

The excerpt from the Times story:

"Paw Patrol" is a children's cartoon about a squad of canine helpers. It is basically a pretense for placing household pets in a variety of cool trucks. The team…
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