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On Nov. 30, 1954, a character named Charlotte Braun debuted in the much-loved, 4-year-old comic strip Peanuts – and people immediately hated her. Above is Charles Schulz’s reply to one reader complaint, and the picture he drew to really drive the point home. It reads:

Dear Miss Swaim,
I am taking your suggestions regarding Charlotte Braun, and will eventually discard her. If she appears anymore it will be in strips that were already completed before I got your letter or because someone writes in saying that they like her. Remember, however, that you and your friends will have the death of an innocent child on your conscience. Are you prepared to accept such responsibility?
Thanks for writing and I hope that future releases will please you.
Sincerely.
Charles M. Schulz

DARK.
-Nicole
(via Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, compiled by Shaun Usher)

Oh man.
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nprbooks:

On Nov. 30, 1954, a character named Charlotte Braun debuted in the much-loved, 4-year-old comic strip Peanuts – and people immediately hated her. Above is Charles Schulz’s reply to one reader complaint, and the picture he drew to really drive the point home. It reads:

Dear Miss Swaim,

I am taking your suggestions regarding Charlotte Braun, and will eventually discard her. If she appears anymore it will be in strips that were already completed before I got your letter or because someone writes in saying that they like her. Remember, however, that you and your friends will have the death of an innocent child on your conscience. Are you prepared to accept such responsibility?

Thanks for writing and I hope that future releases will please you.

Sincerely.

Charles M. Schulz

DARK.

-Nicole

(via Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, compiled by Shaun Usher)

Oh man.

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Some corrections from the gang at Fox & Friends:

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Neal deGrasse Tyson does own a sandwich shop called “Quizmos.”

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Michelle Obama has never done porn.

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Chris Christie was never in the show “Three’s Company.”

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