in , , , , ,

US Senators Went To War With Netflix Over Dead End: Paranormal Park Animated Series

American Senators are now focusing on children’s programs and demanding to restrict those programs leading to censorship including trigger warnings for LGBTQIA+ characters.

Dead End: Paranormal Park
US Senators urging to update tv ratings of cartoon programs

On May 4th, five Republican U.S. senators Roger Marshall (Kansas), Mike Lee (Utah), Mike Braun (Indiana), Steve Daines (Montana), and Kevin Cramer (North Dakota) directed an open letter to the TV Parental Guidelines Advisory Board demanding to update its rating system and include trigger warnings that tell whether a show contains content related to sexual orientation or gender identity.

Why are US Senators concerned about the Children’s Programmes?

Roger Marshall
US Senator Roger Marshall

According to the senators, “In recent years concerning topics of a sexual nature have become aggressively politicized and promoted in children’s programming including irreversible and harmful experimental treatments for mental disorders like gender dysphoria.”

Addressed to board chairman Charles Rivkin, the letter reads, “The motivations of hyper-sexualized entertainment producers striving to push this content on young audiences are suspect at best and predatory at worst.” 

Fandomwire Video

Also Read: Good Cartoon Shows that went Downhill

Roger Marshall who was the lead author of a letter states, “To the detriment of children, gender dysphoria has become sensationalized in the popular media and television with radical activists and entertainment companies.” Adding on, “This radical and sexual sensation not only harms children but also destabilizes and damages parental rights.”

The open letter demands the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board review its rating system, which has been in existence since 1997 as a guide for parents and families to determine what content is appropriate for their children.


Is Netflix’s Dead End: Paranormal Park Animated Series Connected to the open letter?

Dead End: Paranormal Park
Netflix upcoming animates series Dead End: Paranormal Park

In a follow message of the open letter, Marshall’s office emphasized that the senators are concerned about gender dysphoria and “the promotion of cosmetic treatments.” The open letter claims that adults are harming and exploiting young audiences by showing LGBTQ characters.

Related: Why is Netflix losing Subscribers?

Marshall’s office shared four shows as their example of resonating with the concerns— Danger Force and Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and the upcoming Netflix’s Dead End: Paranormal Park animated series. Though the representatives did not specify the details about what they found offensive in these particular programs.

Was this Article helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!

Written by Priya

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at FandomWire. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she has written over 1700 articles on Animated Times and Fandomwire combined and holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.