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One of the writers for the beloved Christian cartoon VeggieTales is speaking out after accusations were made that the cartoon is racist. 

Headlines began to circulate this past week after a 'whiteness forum' project at a college in California suggested villains in the cartoon are often "vegetables of colour."

The forum took place at Cal State San Marcos. 

ericmetexasEric Metaxas is a bestselling author, and former VeggieTales writer and voice actor. (Eric Metaxas/Facebook)The student's project said that "the accents of the evil characters tend to sound ethnic, such as Latino, while the good characters sound white.

"When kids see the good white character triumph over the bad person of colour character they are taught that white is right and minorities are the source of evil," the project stated, according to the College Fix

Eric Metaxas is one of the writers, and voices, of VeggieTales. He spoke with PJ Media in regards to the accusations.

"All vegetables are part of one race, even though they are of many colours," Metaxas said.

"They are all descended from the same parents — the Adam and Eve of vegetables, who foolishly ate a forbidden fruit (irony?) and screwed everything up for all vegetables descended from them. At least I’m pretty sure that’s the story."

 

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