Save the Oompa-Loompas

While I’m on the subject of cultural vandalism, can I add my small voice in defense of Roald Dahl and his endearing works? The idea that the owner of the copyright can edit and revise the work of a deceased author may be legal but it’s certainly not ethical. That Amazon can then reach out and retroactively bowdlerize the Kindle copies that silly consumers thought they already owned is even more outrageous. I’m saddened but not surprised that every living author, writer, reporter, blogger and cartoonist has not spoken out in protest, just as no sculptor has protested the iconoclasm defacing and destroying the works of their predecessors in recent years.

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