There’s a black guy named Charles Blow who writes for the New York Times. He’s one of 12 black people on earth who is still pretending to be white while also demanding white people give money to his kinsmen.
(Most of the aggressive blacks in culture are going full Al Sharpton, and dropping the façade of pretending to be white, or they are moving to the right. It’s a rare find to see a black pretending to be white while also supporting the liberal agenda.)
Blow recently struck a blow against rape culture, and the world is taking note.
Huffington Post has the nitty-gritty details on the canceling of this horrible artifact of rape culture:
Pepé Le Pew, a cartoon skunk who is part of the Looney Tunes stable of characters, has been reportedly pulled from “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” the upcoming animated live-action movie sequel starring NBA great LeBron James.
Both Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the edit to remove the character, who for generations has made aggressive unwanted advances on Penelope Pussycat.
Although the change was revealed just days after New York Times columnist Charles Blow wrote that Le Pew “normalized rape culture,” it is unrelated. The Hollywood Reporter said the edit was made more than a year ago.
Imagine being part of the rapiest form of life on the planet and complaining about “rape culture” in a cartoon.
This guy must’ve been an honorary member of the Pepe Le Pew fan club
Talk about “overcompensation.”
Deadline reported that the scene depicted Le Pew kissing the arm of actor Greice Santo, who tosses the skunk into a chair, pours a drink on him, then hits him so hard he spins on a stool until it’s stopped by James.
Santo, who said in 2018 that she had been a victim of sexual harassment, was reportedly disappointed by the edit.
“This was such a big deal for Greice to be in this movie,” a spokesperson told Deadline. “Even though Pepé is a cartoon character, if anyone was going to slap a sexual harasser like him, Greice wished it would be her.”
I am a millennial and was a kid when Space Jam with Michael Jordan came out in 1996.
Having been a fan of both old Merrie Melodies and Looney Toons, as well as feature length cartoons (Disney, primarily, but also the various other productions, especially those of Don Bluth), I was excited to see Space Jam. Even at the ripe age of 9, I remember being shocked at how bad the film was. Like, it was just complete garbage. I can’t imagine what my adult chaperons were thinking.
I can only imagine that the new one will be even worse. Michael Jordan was actually charismatic, and was the kind of black guy who made white people say “see, they’re not all bad.”
Of course, he more recently pissed away all that good will, like so much Gatorade.
I had fully expected him to be one of the ones who took the Lil Wayne path and said “white people are okay, they’ve been good to me.”
What a betrayal.
He was worshiped by white kids in the 1990s, making how many hundreds of millions and I’m sure now billions off of his licensing with Nike and others from white people, and he comes out with “y’all be rassis ass crackas, shieeeet.”
I remember thinking some of the straight to video Disney sequels were garbage, but Space Jam is the only theatrically released cartoon from the 1990s that I remember thinking as a child was just trash. Furthermore, most of them that I’ve watched as an adult still hold up, though with the Disney ones, it’s clear they were pushing a pretty hard cultural message in most of them (excluding The Lion King, and all of the ones that were made before Disney’s death).
I’m certain the new Space Jam is going to somehow be worse. I do not think it’s going to launch a film career for Le Bron. I don’t have to have seen the film to know he’s no Shaq.
(Remember when they said “Black Panther is the first black superhero film,” and didn’t mention Blade?)
Anyway, I was recently going through and watching some of the old Warner Brothers cartoons, and it is just incredible how good they were compared in their own right and compared to what we have today.
Rest in peace, Pepe. You deserved better, homie.
Watch this while you still can, because I’m sure YouTube is going to do a cleansing of all these old cartoons in the near future. I promise it will make you smile if not literally lol.