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Screenshot: Pixar/YouTube ( Fair Use ) There’s nothing adults like more than getting angry about movies made for kids, but this week’s culture skirmish over Pixar’s innocent tween movie Turning Red is as ridiculous as dressing like a clown on purpose. Pixar’s Turning Red is causing controversy for some reason Pixar’s Turning Red has become an unlikely flashpoint in the culture wars since it released on Disney+ on March 11. The animated tween movies is a coming-of-age story in which puberty is symbolically represented by main character Mei Mei turning into a red panda. It’s charming and a little like Kafka’s The Metamorphosis , but Mei Mei’s father does not beat her with a cane, nor does her sister feed her scraps of rotten food. Anyway, kids and critics seem to like the movie, relating to its themes of community and family, its thoughtful, frank depictions of puberty, and its affectionate take on the cringey-ness of young teenagers . But our nation’s assholes have some big problems with Turning Red. First off, it’s about a Chinese person who is a girl , so according to a (since redacted) Cinemablend’s review , the movie “risk[s] alienating audience members who can’t find a way into the story.” According to another variety of asshole, Turning Red is too mature for kids, as it acknowledges that 13 is an age at which many teen girls begin their periods and become interested in boys. This is “ insanely inappropriate, ” according to a commenter […]