Did you ever find out that something you loved has a dark side? That happened to me with the claymation animated special Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. I never realized it contained a murder! When the main characters visit the Island of Misfit Toys, they meet all the rejected toys because they have some kind of defect (like the gun that shoots jelly). The bird clearly states he can't fly, but swims instead. During the end credits, something horrifying happens to the bird while on Santa's sleigh.
"They tossed every 'misfit' right the f— overboard, into the 'storm of the century' no less. smdh," said one tweet.
If I may play the role of the elf's court appointed attorney, let me defend him. When the toys explain their difficulties, they explain what makes them misfits to Rudolf and Hermey. THAT's when the bird says he can't fly. But the elf that throws the toys of the sleigh is not Hermey. It's another elf who throws the bird without an umbrella. He did not know of the bird's disability. Ladie and gentlemen of the jury, I submit to you, as God as his witness, he thought the bird could fly.
So he will plead guilty to a lesser count of involuntary bird slaughter.