“PAW Patrol” would like you to know it’s not in the doghouse.
The hit children’s cartoon about rescue pooches who protect their neighborhood clarified Friday that it had not in fact been cancelled after White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany claimed it was another victim of liberal “cancel culture.”
“No need to worry. PAW Patrol is not canceled,” the Nickelodeon Jr. show tweeted from its official account.
McEnany earlier in the day brought up the show as an example of Democrats’ overreach in their criticism of police in light of the killing of George Floyd.
“[President Trump] is also appalled by cancel culture and cancel culture specifically as it pertains to cops,” McEnany told reporters at a Friday briefing.
“We saw a few weeks ago ‘PAW Patrol,’ a cartoon show about cops was canceled; the show ‘Cops’ was canceled; ‘Live PD’ was canceled; LEGO halted the sales of their LEGO police station.”
“It’s really unfortunate,” she added.
PAW Patrol came under the spotlight in early June when it tweeted on “Blackout Tuesday” that it would be refraining from posting content to amplify black voices.
Many social media users appeared to jokingly attack Chase, the show’s cartoon german shepherd police officer.
“DEFUND CHASE,” one user wrote in response to the message.
But episodes of PAW Patrol are still rolling on TV — the show will occupy a two-hour morning block on Nickelodeon this Sunday.
Deadline reported earlier this year that the show had been renewed in February for another season. The pups are also slated to make their big-screen debut next year with “PAW Patrol: The Movie.”
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