You know, I’m not even sure where to start with this. When I think of Thomas the Tank Engine, I think of three things: my childhood, that vine where Thomas is chasing Harry and Ron in the flying car, and that remix of the Thomas and Friends theme song with 50 Cent’s “In Da Club.”
Then, you know, I got a little older and their faces in general just started to freak me out and I was glad that I didn’t have to watch it anymore.
However, you know something serious is about to go down when Jia Tolentino of The New Yorker writes a piece about it. Turns out that if you really pay attention to what we used to watch, Thomas and his friends were living in some sort of hell. There just happened to be trains there.
Let’s go back. Remember a few of your favorite moments? Thomas and Bertie racing? The wonderful friendship between Thomas and Percy?
Nope. None of that will erase from your memory what I’m about to show you.
Let’s take a look at some of the more sinister moments, shall we? The one currently making the rounds on Facebook is when the Fat Controller (that was literally his name) summons Henry to be barricaded in his tunnel forever simply because he wouldn’t move when he was asked.
Turns out his tyranny doesn’t end there.
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