A Project for Better Journalism chapter

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

In the children’s holiday movie, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a child is born with a unique deformity and is labelled an outcast by his peers and even his own family.

The child is a reindeer named Rudolph. For years, Rudolph is bullied, abandoned, emotionally abused by his friends and family. His dad even tells him “You need to cover up that ugly thing,” referring to his deformity. Eventually people start to notice that maybe his deformity can be used for good things.

The community eventually decides to exploit Rudolph’s deformity for their own gain, so they put aside their hatred of his differences and convince him to help them without offering much of an apology for his years of mistreatment.