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Kayleigh McEnany Tried to Use 'Paw Patrol' as an Example of Cancel Culture and 'Paw Patrol' Just Weighed in
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President Donald Trump and his allies are ramping up attacks against so-called "cancel culture," the supposed phenomenon in which individuals revoke support or voice opposition to entities or other individuals whose values they feel are harmful.

As recently as Friday, the President used calls for the removal of confederate statues and monuments as an example of cancel culture.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany continued that rhetoric on Friday, using the kids' television cartoon PAW Patrol—which follows six rescue pups, some of whom are police and other law enforcement canines—as an example.

Watch below.

McEnany said:

"[The President] is also appalled by cancel culture, and cancel culture specifically as it pertains to cops. We saw a few weeks ago that 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 city police station."

PAW Patrol is, in fact, still on the air, as the show's official Twitter account soon pointed out.

Nick Jr., the network which hosts the cartoon, corrected the White House as well.

So where did McEnany get the idea that the show was canceled? Here's some context.

In the midst of protests against the murder of George Floyd by police, PAW Patrol's Twitter account announced last month that they would be joining other social media accounts in temporarily muting their own posts to amplify those of Black accounts, which often get suppressed by accounts with greater followings.

The account posted the tweet on June 2.

In light of the tweet and growing calls to abolish or cut funding for the police, Twitter users began jokingly calling for the cancellation of PAW Patrol.

Nevertheless, numerous conservative outlets took the satirical tweets as genuine, and began lamenting calls to cancel PAW Patrol as yet another example of the threat posed by cancel culture.

McEnany apparently did the same.

People found it hilarious and sad that PAW Patrol had to correct a claim by the White House.

The PAW Patrol feature film is expected to come out next year.