Shockingly Sad Facts About Dr. Seuss That Will Ruin Your Childhood

Dr. Seuss’s rhymes were a prominent part of most of our childhoods thanks to classics like Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. He had such a gift for getting kids to read his books, and it’s no surprise that the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day just happens to fall on his birthday.

But, you’ll be surprised to find out that his life was filled with much more controversy than we ever imagined. In fact, a lot of his past (even in cartooning) is repulsive, to say the least.

So It Begins…

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Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Before we get into the sketchy part of his past, let’s first talk a little bit about why he’s become a household name in the first place. The name “Dr. Seuss” and “childhood” go hand-in-hand for most people.

He wrote a plethora of books and treated all of them like they were his children (he didn’t actually have any, we’re going to get into that a little later don’t you worry).