New York Times Columnist Opinions Cancellation of Pepe Le Pew

Pepe Le Pew

Pepe Le Pew

This new decade starts off with the cancellation of everything and anything before 2020.

In the past few years, the woke society moved against films Gone with the Wind and Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Elmer Fudd’s using a rifle in promotion as a pro-gun person. In the past few weeks alone, there is a push against rapper Eminem’s music for having lyrics interpreted promoting domestic violence and Dr. Seuss’s six books cancellation due to its racist portrayals against blacks and Asians. And, this isn’t mentioning the banned by Disney+ to let children under seven years old watch animated films Dumbo, Aristocats, and Peter Pan due to its alleged racial portrayals.

Now, the week is not over. A columnist at the New York Times Tweeted that cancel culture should now go after two more Looney Tunes’ animated skunk character Pepe Le Pew and throwing in the Mexican mouse Speedy Gonzalez.

The debate is already raging on Twitter this weekend.

Columnist Charles M. Blow claims on Twitter today that Pepe Le Pew “added to the rape culture.” In the cartoons, the skunk is relentless in his French-romanticism against a cat that constantly resists his unwanted charms.

“RW blogs are bc I said Pepe Le Pew added to rape culture. Let’s see 1. He grabs/kisses a girl/stranger, repeatedly, w/o consent and against her will. 2. She struggles mightily to get away from him, but he won’t release her 3. He locks a door to prevent her from escaping,” he Tweeted.

Twitter user @peacelovingnj agreed with the columnist. She wrote, “This. Happens. To. Us. All. The. Time. Constantly fighting off unwanted advancements is our everyday fight. Guys like Pepe Le Pew are our worst nightmare. I have to agree with this one. It hits close to home.”

 

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However, some people are pushing back on Twitter against the cancel culture.

The Twitter user @JackPosobiec mentioned, “If the NY Times says Pepe Le Pew adds to rape culture, what will they say about the Coming to America sequel where the entire plot is based on Leslie Jones’ character date-raping Prince Akeem?”

Another Twitter user @Vlad_Stakeumms stated, “Pepe Le Pew is not – nor will he ever be – a part of ‘rape culture.’ The character is being presented completely out of context by those with a progressive agenda. The subtlety and the nuance is lost of them; they don’t understand he’s the butt of the joke – the moral lesson.

NY Times columnist Charles M. Blow tweeted one more time against the defenders of these cartoons.

“Misogynists – just like racists and homophobes – will defend to the death their “right” to exercise harm, and to in fact excuse the harm as harmless,” he wrote.

Source: The dark hole called Twitter

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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