EBay confirmed to the Wall Street Journal six Dr Seuss titles are banned from its online marketplace. The titles which will be deleted and banned in the future are: “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
“eBay is currently sweeping our marketplace to remove these items,” a spokeswoman for eBay told the WSJ. She acknowledged the process would take some time. Currently, they are reviewing active seller listings. Additionally, they are monitoring and blocking new listings of the classic children’s books.
The mega-auction house confirmed what’s taking place after a bevy of eBay sellers and users alerted social media on Thursday. Some users posted eBay messages which claim Dr. Seuss violated the firms’ “offensive material policy.”
Publishing cancellation leads to book banning
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the entity holding rights to author Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 60 title portfolio of works written under the pen name Dr. Seuss announced on Tuesday, it will no longer publish six books. The announcement said they contain offensive material and “portray people in ways which are hurtful and wrong.”