Righty Bloggers Bully Bear-Maker Into Submission

Build-A-Bear offends with cartoon about warming at North Pole
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2009 5:14 AM CST
Righty Bloggers Bully Bear-Maker Into Submission
Perhaps fearing global warming, Santa Claus has added Build-A-Bear Workshops as a contractor.   (Business Wire)

(Newser) – The politics of climate change has claimed another victim: a video series on the web site of toy outfit Build-A-Bear, in which cartoon animal characters described how global warming threatened Santa and his people at the North Pole. After conservative bloggers called for a boycott, the company is taking the videos down.

“Our intention … was to inspire children, through the voices of our animal characters, to make a difference in their own individual ways,” Build-A-Bear says in a statement. “We did not intend to politicize the topic of global climate change or offend anyone in any way.”
(Read more climate change stories.)

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