The latest victim of the Walking Dead’s dark and twisted universe is Dre, a fellow survivor who found himself shrunken down to head size. Fans are quick to speculate that this would be an indicator that one of their favorite characters may not make it off the show alive.
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Dre, the Shrunken Head, is the latest victim of WB.
Unfortunately, the “shrunken head,” Dre, from the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, seems to be one of the newest victims of cancel culture. Yes, we must lift our wands to the skies in honor of the newest victim, my friends and muggles. The shrunken head was considered racist, and Warner Bros. quietly removed it.
Dre, the shrunken head from the 2004 film adaptation of Prisoner of Azkaban, was a cinematic embellishment. It wasn’t in J.K. Rowling’s first novel, published in 1999. Dre, who spoke with a Jamaican accent and wore his hair in dreadlocks, was an instant sensation with the crowd. With comments like “Mind your head” as the bus constricted and “Ernie, tiny old lady at twelve o’clock!” as the Knight Bus hurtled towards an elderly woman crossing the road, he supplied comedy early in the picture. Who can forget the “Yeah, Ern, take it away!” as the bus sped away?
The “Talking Dre the Knight Bus Shrunken Head” prop toy was removed from Universal Studios’ online shop in September, and it is no longer available on Amazon, Walmart, or many other places where it was formerly available. It is also unavailable for purchase in the Universal theme parks. On eBay, there are just a few shrunken head toys for sale; prices average about $100 USD, and they are seldom featured on Mercari.
After all, the item has been out since at least 2017, and most collectibles are discontinued after a few years. However, we need to look at the most recent Wizarding World release to further establish my argument that the poor, vulnerable shrunken head has been canceled and wiped. MinaLima (the Wizarding World’s official graphic designers) has developed a limited-edition poster depicting the iconic Knight Bus and other notable scenes from the third Harry Potter novel. The shrunken head is absent from the Knight Bus, which seems unusual given that the print’s caption is “It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Ride.” And who was it in the movie that spoke these lines? The Shrunken Head is a fictional character. However, it does not seem to be included in the print. In the novel, no one ever stated, “It’s going to be a rocky trip!” Another hypothesis is that MinaLima just based this print on the novels, which did not have Dre. The drawings in their “Magical Moments” series, on the other hand, are entirely based on the flicks. The visage of Sirius Black, played by Gary Oldman, as well as the Weasley family, are included in this print. I’ve also observed that Dre is missing from a number of photographs of the Knight Bus during “The Making of Harry Potter London Studio Tour.” Some photographs include him, while others do not. Whether someone goes to the Studio Tour in the near future, please let us know if Dre is there!
Dre the shrunken head may also be found in the GameStop Exclusive Funko Shrunken Head Pen and the recently discontinued 2019 LEGO 75957 The Knight Bus. Both are available on eBay. The Artbox Prisoner of Azkaban Updated card set, which has the shrunken head on the back of certain cards, is also available; however, it has been abandoned for almost 10 years and may be rather expensive.
Disneyland leaped at the opportunity to get rid of their shrunken head from the Jungle Cruise. Visitors are approached by Trader Sam (the ride’s animatronic), who offers two shrunken heads in exchange for one of the visitors’ heads. “It is our obligation to guarantee that the experiences we create and the stories we share represent the voices and opinions of the world around us,” Disney added.
To put the icing on the cake, even institutions are removing ancient shrunken heads from their exhibits to reduce bigotry. The Pitt Rivers Museum in the United Kingdom, for example, has removed its shrunken heads exhibits after visitors complained that they were “racist and stereotyped thinking that goes against the museum’s principles today.” Ironically, the Harry Potter production crew visited this exhibit to learn about shrunken heads. Why didn’t the museum reveal the information about who was upset by the exhibits?
“I’m amazed there was no concern about the Jamaican shrunken heads like Dre Head in Prisoner of Azkaban,” I said on Tumblr five years ago after a short google search of Dre. They were really insulting to me, and the last time I looked, they weren’t even in the books. “Couldn’t they have come up with anything more suitable for comedic relief?” Again, it would be fascinating to learn precisely who is offended by Dre. Is it people whose forefathers or mothers were victims of these harsh customs, or was it just individuals who felt compelled to be outraged on someone else’s behalf?
But why should anybody worry about a prop in a movie from over a decade ago that was based on historical artifacts? The reason is simple: we are so preoccupied with determining what offends us that we have lost sight of the joys of life. Society is clinging to victimhood as a means of empowering people and dissecting historical events. How can we learn if objects are removed from a museum? After all, the current argument is that if something is objectionable, it should be shown in a museum! If you delete history, you won’t be able to learn from it because you won’t be able to comprehend how we got to where we are now. It’s hard to believe that we live in a society when museums are removing historical items in order to alleviate fragility. So, even if Dre was just in a film for five minutes, it is important to speak up against culture, otherwise it will only become worse.
Peace be with you, Your cancellation, Dre the shrunken head, was undetected by many.
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