There have been mounting calls for Chase from Paw Patrol to be removed from the series, due to BLM protestors’ beliefs that the character teaches classist and racial prejudices to young children.
Paw Patrol is a widely popular animated series on Nickelodeon that follows a team of police dogs comprising Marshall, a firefighting Dalmatian; Rubble, a bulldog construction worker; and Chase, a German shepherd who is also a cop. In mid-2020, a plea to remove Chase from the series was made, as many Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors raised concerns about the show’s supposed indoctrination of classist systems and glazed over important issues like police brutality that members of the Black community are exposed to.
Procedural police incidents that are depicted comically in series have come under scrutiny in light of the advancements made by the Black Lives Matter movement. Moreover, the contentious matter led to the calls for Chase’s removal from Paw Patrol as well. It is still unclear whether the show will consider the concerns of the public and remove the character in the near future.