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YMMV / The Smurfs S 3 E 36 A Hug For Grouchy

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  • Fair for Its Day: Even into the 1980s, teachers and adults sometimes encouraged children to hug, including those who didn’t particularly like being touched, in an often well-intentioned if not misguided attempt to get some – particularly, those with autism and related disorders – to show emotion and affection. Today, especially in the wake of increased child sex abuse awareness, “no means no” and the #MeToo movement, this episode and its attempted Aesop would be completely disapproved of.

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