Monday, March 8, 2021

They canceled l'amour

From Vox Popoli:

The freaks now have Pepe le Pew in their evil little sights:

NYT columnist Charles Blow and his critics are trading rhetorical blows after the writer made Looney Tunes character Pepe Le Pew the latest target of the cancel mob, arguing that the skunk "normalized rape culture."

"Right-wing blogs are mad because I said Pepe Le Pew added to rape culture," Blow wrote Saturday, tweeting a scene from the Warner Bros. classic cartoon series. "Let's see, he grabs/kisses a girl/stranger repeatedly, without consent and against her will. She struggles mightily to get away from him, but he won't release her. He locks a door to prevent her from escaping."

Blow added that Pepe Le Pew "helped teach boys that 'no' didn't really mean no" and that overcoming a woman's strenuous or even physical resistance was "normal, adorable, funny. They didn't even give the woman the ability to speak."

He is a skunk. She is a cat. Has anyone tried explaining this to the low-IQ gentleman? After all, it is possible that he genuinely believes the cartoons are a documentary series about Paris. 

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