Charles M. Blow @CharlesMBlow
RW [Right Wing] blogs are mad bc [because] 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.
Well, Mr. Blow when it comes to Warner Bros. Looney Tunes, this is what the “woke” Liberals seem to have either overlooked or conveniently forgotten:
Pepe LePew never got the girl, at least on his own terms. and in most cases came out worse for the trying: Essentially, Pepe was the 1630′s fictional character Don Juan played for comic relief (I’d like to state Pepe could have been based on the legendary French singer and actor Maurice Chevalier, but I don’t want Maurice to be caught up in the Left’s “Cancel Culture”.)
Wile E. Coyote, that clever Canis Latrans, after years of inept pursuit and countless near-death experiences which defied every law of physics, FINALLY caught the elusive and far more intelligent Road Runner…and then didn’t know what to do.
Speedy Gonzales, the Mexican mouse, always outsmarted and/or outran his opponents, and in many cases protected his friends and saved their town. And, just because some of the mice were having their siesta during some of the cartoons didn’t mean they were lazy or sleeping the entire day: Perhaps Speedy was only saving them during siesta time.
Bugs Bunny was the original MacGyver with a touch of Shakespeare’s Puck: He may have gotten into bad situations by not taking “a left turn at Albuquerque” but he got out of them through intelligence, situational awareness, and taking advantage of his opponent’s weaknesses.
Finally, every Warner Brothers Looney Tunes character who tried to use a gun either completely missed or failed to hurt anyone, (especially Yosemite Sam, who claimed “I’m the hootinst, tootinist, shootinist bobtail wildcat in the West!” so one might think he would know his way around a gun…but, no).
In my opinion the Liberal Progressive Socialist Democrats, in their rush to “Wokeness“, fail to grasp satirical humor and/or are unwilling to suspend disbelief. Unless, of course, THEY are the ones levying personal attacks under the guise of “satirical humor”.
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