Michael Knowles: Piece calling 'Lion King' fascist 'the stupidest article I've ever read in The Washington Post'

Michael Knowles on Lion King being called fascistic

Michael Knowles on Lion King being called fascistic

"Who knew?"

That's the reaction from conservative commentator Michael Knowles after a Dutch professor wrote a Washington Post column criticizing Disney's classic "The Lion King" as both fascist and racist.

Conservatives, moderates and some Democrats have been painted as fascistic, and now animated children's tales have joined their ranks, Knowles asserted Friday on "The Story."

"I'm actually just so pleased that for the last three years that every American slightly to the left of Hillary Clinton has been called a fascist — and now we're in the same company as a beloved Disney cartoon character," he said.

"This was the stupidest article I've ever read in the Washington Post."

"The trouble is this was written by a professor, and that tells you all you need to know about higher education," he said.

"Everything they don't like is Hitlerian. … Kingdoms are fascistic," he continued, adding the latter conclusion must be "news to" the U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II.

Knowles said he sees "The Lion King" as a charming tale based on themes in "Hamlet" and the Old Testament books of Genesis and Exodus.

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