There goes his social justice merit badge, too.
PARADISE FALLS — Russell, the beloved Wilderness Explorer from the movie Up, is an Explorer no more.
The latest to be targeted by the so-called “cancel culture,” Russell was banned from the organization following complaints of misgendering. Kevin, the exotic bird found by Russell and Carl Fredricksen on their adventure to Paradise Falls, apparently filed a complaint with the Wilderness Explorers against Russell.
A lot of people say, “Who’s that?”
A Wilderness Explorers spokesperson using just the single name “Pat,” spoke to Uncle Walt’s Insider. “The complaint was given to me personally while I was telling Kevin that it is a pretty bird. Its response was a single squawk, which of course I immediately translated to ‘Russell assumed my gender, thus should be banished for life from anything and everything.’
“The Wilderness Explorers is a very inclusive organization, provided we do not disagree with your own personal views and opinions.”
Feedback, printable and not
While Russell could not be reached for comment, Carl Fredricksen simply shared this with UWI, “What a crock of REDACTED. Sons of REDACTED can take their REDACTED organization and shove it UP their REDACTED!”
We did get in touch with Dug. Unfortunately, there was no way we could hold a conversation with him due to several squirrels in the area.
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Cover photo: Kevin from Up, who is definitely a girl bird, unless xe decides otherwise. Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.