Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was finishing up her briefing with reporters on Friday when she criticized so-called “cancel” culture, citing decisions to drop shows like Cops and Live PD in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd.
McEnany said that President Donald Trump “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.”
A spokesperson for Nickelodeon, which airs the show, told Deadline that the show has not been canceled. The show was renewed by Nickelodeon earlier this year.
At last someone willing to stand up for ‘Paw Patrol’
Fact check: The children’s show ‘Paw Patrol’ has not been canceled by Nickelodeon pic.twitter.com/Kd9AHSQCFQ
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 24, 2020
I watched “Paw Patrol” with Sunny and Story yesterday. Everyone knows it wasn’t cancelled. And everyone knows that this 👇 isn’t the best use of a White House briefing. https://t.co/vPGDwUowQ8
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 24, 2020
I will add that Paw Patrol is not “a cartoon show about cops.” I am an expert on this. One dog (Chase) is a police dog. But there are a wide variety of dogs!
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) July 24, 2020
As a parent I can attest that Paw Patrol is the bane of my existence and still very much on air.
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) July 24, 2020
Paw Patrol was not canceled: https://t.co/XB1vyEz5sN
— snopes.com (@snopes) July 24, 2020