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Some Twitter users made similar observations.
"It's that time of year to really consider the meaning of Rudolph and how in the culture it's okay to bully someone until the thing that makes them strange is useful to everyone else. Always a horrible story," @gadlaw6 wrote.
"Santa let them bully Rudolph and joined in the shaming until his freak disability became useful," @goggleboi tweeted.
But fans fired back, arguing that Rudolph's triumph over adversity sends a positive message.
"The true message of Rudolph isn't that weirdness is bad until it can be exploited," podcaster Joshua D. Scroggin tweeted. "It's that everyone has value, and you shouldn't be mean to someone just because they're different. It's a lesson for the bullies, not the bullied."
Even public figures from opposite sides of the political spectrum – Donald Trump Jr. and Whoopi Goldberg – seemed to support Rudolph.
"Rudolph's the hero!" Goldberg said Thursday. "What's the problem?!"
Trump Jr., meanwhile, simply retweeted the HuffPost video with the caption: "Liberalism is a disease."