One of the world’s most beloved children’s characters turned into a target for hate.
The series will follow “the rise and fall of Barney the Dinosaur’s furious backlash—and what it says about the human need to hate,” according to the streamer’s description.
“As her beloved character was heading into the stratosphere,” states Al Roker, “people couldn’t accept that this was just a show. And so, let the bashing begin.”
The “bashing” came in the form of violently destroying Barney merchandise, spreading rumors—including one claiming that Barney actors hid drugs in the costume’s tail—and even death threats towards the show’s performers, crew and their families.