Readers highlight ‘stupid’ edits to classic Roald Dahl books: ‘Hilariously terrible’

Readers are sounding off after a publishing company revealed it had rewritten some of the late author Roald Dahl’s books to remove some reportedly offensive language.

Puffin, the publisher of Dahl’s classic works, hired sensitivity readers to update portions of the author’s wording in the U.K. editions to ensure the books “can continue to be enjoyed by all today.” The edits include new gender-neutral language and altered descriptions of certain characters’ physical appearances.

For instance, Augustus Gloop, the chubby character featured in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” is now described as “enormous,” while Mrs. Twit, a character from “The Twits,”

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