Tom and Jerry Cartoons Now Carry a ‘Racial Prejudice’ Warning on Amazon

Chris Green, Independent, October 1, 2014

Viewers of Tom and Jerry may wince slightly when the unfortunate grey cat’s head is slammed in a window for the umpteenth time. But according to Amazon, the real danger to modern viewers of the classic cartoons lies in their inherent racism.

People hoping to download the 70-year-old cartoons through the company’s video streaming service, previously known as LoveFilm, are confronted with the warning that they contain “some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society”.

The notice is likely to refer to the portrayal of a black maid known as Mammy Two Shoes in the animated series. A thick-set, middle-aged black woman whose face is only shown once, the character is generally agreed to be a racist stereotype of a white family’s servant. “Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today,” the Amazon warning adds.

The original series of Tom and Jerry short films was produced by the MGM film studio in 1940, running until 1957. Directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera made more than 100 of the animations, winning seven academy awards in the process.

Frank Furedi, the social commentator and former Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, described the warnings as “empty-headed”, “false piousness” and part of a new type of censorship which “seems to be sweeping cultural life”.

“We’re reading history backwards, judging people in the past by our values,” he told the BBC. “These warnings caricature and misinterpret what 40 year old cartoons communicated. Amazon’s warnings are in fact a performance of false piety.

“Its purpose is to indicate that Amazon is ‘aware’ and takes its responsibilities seriously. Instead of engaging with the moral predicament of our era, it prefers to moralise about the attitudes expressed by Tom and Jerry.”

Cathal Gaffney, the CEO of award-winning animation studio Brown Bag Films, added that Amazon’s decision was “political correctness gone mad”. But Dr Birgitta Hosea [CORR], course director of the master’s in character animation at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, defended the company and said it was important to “frame” the cartoons in their historical context.

“It’s long been recognised that the character of Mammy Two Shoes is an offensive stereotype,” she said. “She’s shown as a maid, a bit slow-witted, only existing to take care of the housework. Images like that aren’t OK any more. It isn’t censorship – it’s just a way of saying people used to think like this, but times have changed.

“Children are at stake here. They learn about who they are and how to understand the world about them through popular culture, so it’s important that they get positive images of people and not just negative, ‘mammy’ stereotypes of black women.”

Amazon did not respond to a request for comment yesterday.

It is not the first time that Tom and Jerry’s suitability for a modern audience has been questioned. In 2006, British children’s TV channel Boomerang decided to edit out scenes featuring characters smoking following an investigation by Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator.

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  • Whitetrashgang

    Instead of mammy two shoes I guess you could have a 300 lb black woman with 7 different baby daddies to update the cartoon, save me Jebus save me.

    • kikz2

      a redux of BayBay’s ki’uhzzzzzzzz……

    • Oil Can Harry

      How is Ms. Two Shoes a stereotype when the majority of sistahs then and now speak the same ebonics and are similarly overweight?

      At least Mammy had a job.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        You nailed it! She had the “J” word!

      • bilderbuster

        I didn’t know that Mammy worked for White people and that was their house.
        Until now I thought all Black people lived with crazy animals always tearing up their homes and hoods.

  • D.B. Cooper

    I read that Tom & Jerry is THE most popular cartoon on planet Earth. It’s easy to translate to other languages, the humor is not outdated, and some countries are so behind, that they have to show these 60 year old cartoons “as is”, in English. Black people I’ve known for years never gave a crap about Tom’s original owner, so I’m guessing white liberals of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg type are the culprits.

    • TruthBeTold

      They’re largely silent slap stick.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        Yup. I think there are only a few T&J episodes where they talk.

        .

  • MekongDelta69

    Viewers of Tom and Jerry may wince slightly when the unfortunate grey cat’s head is slammed in a window for the umpteenth time.

    Who ‘winces’? A four year old? A leftist wuss? (But I repeat myself.)

    I’m glad I grew up when America was normal

    • D.B. Cooper

      Oddly enough, these old cartoons are about the only cartoons I’ll tolerate at my age. Some of the jokes are satire, and meant for adults. I’m pretty sure Russia, China, and even all of Africa show the cartoons in their original unedited format.

      • Malgus

        Well, they were written by adults, for adults. You had to be at least reasonably educated to get half the jokes… I mean, Yosemite Sam as a Confederate Colonel calling Bugs (in disguise) General “Brickwall” Jackson? All the “Gone With the Wind” references? Bugs in blackface singing “Yankee Doodle”, which sets up the next joke – which is so funny, I still laugh to this day…

        The old Tom & Jerry cartoons, along with Bugs, etc, were all shown before movies and at intermission. They weren’t standard Saturday morning 4 year old kid fare until the 1970’s… where those cartoons were originally shown, a 4 your old probably had no business being there in the first place…

        One thing I noticed about Mammy Two Shoes – they re-voiced the character. Before, Mammy had a slight Southern drawl, commonly misspelled and mispronounced things (I’ze gonna throw you out! O-U-W-T! Out!)… but the SicherheitsSturmAbteilung that decide what we should or should not see changed the voice. Not even nearly as funny as the original.

        Those old Bugs/Tom & Jerry cartoons are – to this day – laugh out loud funny. I introduced them to my son – aged 13 – and he absolutely loved them.

        By the way – best Tom & Jerry I ever saw was probably the 4th of July one made during WWII… “SEND MORE CATS!!”

        • Lagerstrom

          I think the Bugsy cartoon you mention is the one when he’s Abe Lincoln and the slave (amongst his numerous disguises) that I mentioned in my post above. Excellent stuff.
          ‘Mississippi Rabbit’, where he ends up on a riverboat with Colonel Shuffle the psychotic poker player, is a total crack-up.

          • Malgus

            That’s it. “Southern Fried Rabbit”… 1953. You can still find it, unedited and uncut.

            By the way, the earliest version of what we know now as a “Trollface”, I’m giving credit to Daffy Duck in “A Corny Concerto” (the Blue Danube part) at about the 4:45 mark… made in 1943, just goes to show that there’s nothing new under the sun… Daffy was trollin’ 70 years ago… 🙂

      • kikz2

        looney tunes, buggs, pink panther……….classics.. the most recent i find the least bit entertaining… cow/chicken frm the 90’s.. after that.. it has beeen a wasteland of crap.

    • TruthBeTold

      People who are properly brainwashed will wince. It’s how they know the brainwashing was effective.

    • Ella

      Feminists despise mating behaviours among animals because it is sexist. Maybe, they never had breeding cats near their house for a realistic demonstration of nature.

  • “Political correctness gone mad”

    Redundant.

    There’s only one way out of this: For Tom and Jerry to marry each other in a gay marriage ceremony.

    • MekongDelta69

      …and then switch sexes, gets AIDS/Ebola/Dengue Fever (pick one – any one), have ten chilluns, and go on welfare.

    • 1stworlder

      Someone has probably already done this to show kids.

    • bilderbuster

      Bug’s Bunny dressed in drag and was flirting big time with Elmer Fudd in one episode.

  • Tim

    I saw a biography of Idi Amin. It said that when liberation troops entered his palace he had reels of Tom and Jerry cartoons in a bedroom closet. He would do to opponents and political prisoners exactly what Tom and Jerry would do to each other with chairs and chainsaws and every thing else you can imagine. I never forgot that and am reminded of it when ever I see the two cartoon characters mentioned…

    • ViktorNN

      That definitely puts a spin on Tom and Jerry that I’ve never considered before!

      Idi Amin was a special kind of crazy…

      • Shadow

        …”Idi Amin was a special kind of crazy…”

        So is Obama.

      • bilderbuster

        He was “African Crazy”.

    • Lagerstrom

      Jayzuz! Did someone get executed in a T and J cartoon for using the President’s parking space?

  • guest

    “the real danger to modern viewers of the classic cartoons lies in their inherent racism.”

    Correction: the real danger is all these anti-racist morons claiming how almost every single thing is racist, including peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The fact that they even believe a sandwich to be racist should be more than enough proof that these anti-racists are extremely psychotic and criminally insane people and they should be locked away in an asylum from the rest of the society that they threaten.

    And I still enjoy these classic cartoons. They’re a lot more entertaining than the junk that’s being made today.

  • Robert Binion

    Since amazon started following me around the net I have started making bogus searches there for things like Murphy beds and pork chitterlings. Maybe, enough people like me could corrupt their inventory. It is interesting to see the kind of c*** Americans are willing to buy. (Rocky and Bullwinkle, by the way, are pretty edgy.)

    • IstvanIN

      I liked Boris and Natasha. Heeeheee.

    • kikz2

      oh i forgot to add Rocky/Bullwinkle to the classics list!!!!

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    “Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today,” the Amazon warning adds.

    Boy, such moralizing from an online retailer. They not only have to tell us what’s in the cartoons, but what we’re supposed to think about them as well. Such is the new brainwashing / thought control / big brotherism of modern-day society.

    • Lagerstrom

      Aye, and meanwhile, there is hard-core porn all over the place…and MTV.

  • dd121

    It never occurred to me that Tom and Jerry would be the last bastion of truth.

  • Anglokraut

    Surely you don’t mean to suggest that Captain Planet and the Planeteers is in some way…propaganda.

    Ah, but if you want to have a good time on You Tube, run a search for “banned cartoons”; you’ll have a blast watching all the wartime cartoons made by Warner Bros. and Disney. I’ll always love watching Daffy Duck in “Commando Daffy”–that cartoon is a masterpiece of propaganda.

    • Adolf Verloc

      I had always wanted to create a cartoon series fostering AIDS awareness called “Captain Privates and the Privateers.”

    • OS-Q

      Another classic example is “Der Fuehrer’s Face” (Donald Duck as a Nazi) which has bonus points for swastikas everywhere and cameos by Mussolini and Tojo, both sounding hilariously stereotypical.

  • One day in the future if we’re lucky our white descendants will be condemning us for putting up the portrayals of blacks in movies as scientists and superheros. They’ll also be condemning us for allowing interracial porn, TV commericials, etc. IF we’re lucky.

    • bilderbuster

      If we’re determined, our children can see us put the worms who produce this garbage on trial.

  • Adolf Verloc

    If any of you are fans of supernatural fantasy fiction, be advised that there is a movement underway to change the World Fantasy Award bust from H.P. Lovecraft because of his racial views. As George Orwell put it in “1984.” “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” Lovecraft’s been dead for almost 75 years, fer chrissakes!

    • OS-Q

      I have been a fan of H.P. Lovecraft back when I was teenager in the 90s and never imagined he would have become as popular as he is today.

      They are basically trying to get rid of the bust because he wrote a few naughty poems.

  • JohnEngelman

    The notice is likely to refer to the portrayal of a black maid known as Mammy Two Shoes in the animated series. A thick-set, middle-aged black woman whose face is only shown once, the character is generally agreed to be a racist stereotype of a white family’s servant. “Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today,” the Amazon warning adds.

    – Chris Green, Independent, October 1, 2014

    The fact that my family had a cleaning lady like that reinforced the positive image of blacks I learned from my parents.

    • OS-Q

      Lots of old movies have such characters as sympathetic comic relief who usually have an abundance of common sense – the Bailey’s maid in “It’s a Wonderful Life” comes to mind.

      • JohnEngelman

        The enforcers of political correctness think any portrayal of blacks other than as doctors and scientists is somehow derogatory.

  • CallahanAuto

    The war on humor.

    • That is really it, isn’t it? The Cultural Marxists hate it when we laugh at human foibles, which makes it more important that we do so. When I was locked up, I kept my friends laughing at jokes, and the time went by faster that way. I also made my friends laugh when I was in the Croatian army. In between, as a chemical engineer in the microelectronics industry, I made my co-workers laugh, especially the secretary, Dora. Now I’m 48 and I make my family laugh. My mother can’t drive past Sycamore Street on her way home from CostCo without thinking of my jokes. A fellow knows he has done the job right when people are reminded of his jokes even when he isn’t there.

      • CallahanAuto

        This week, the hashtag #ReplaceMovieNameWithEbola trended on Twitter. Some of the responses were quite funny (You’ve Got Ebola; The Good, the Bad and Ebola; Ebola for Columbine; Ebola Unchained). Some Twitter users did not find it funny at all. They appeared to be insulted by gallows humor, poor saps that they are.

  • Shadow

    “…according to Amazon,the real danger to modern viewers of the classic cartoons lies in their inherent racism”…

    Only in a ‘post-racial’ society such as ours,can a few truly innocuous racial “stereotypes” appearing every once in awhile in some old cartoons be considered “dangerous”.

    “…some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society”…

    Before our minds were poisoned by the pernicious toxin known as political correctness.

    “…Mammy Two Shoes…racist stereotype…”

    What they assume is a “racist stereotype”,I consider to be an endearing characterization.

    “…false piety…”

    There’s a lot of that going around today,as is sadly evident by the Goody Two Shoes at Amazon,who apparently have nothing better to do in life than pontificate about some invented moral panic they impiously claim will ruin us all!

    “…political correctness gone mad…”

    No kidding!

    The next thing you know,they’ll be attacking “GI Joe” cartoons for being repressive defenders of the “patriarchy”.

    Go,Joe!

  • John Smith

    I firmly believe the originators of this should contact NPR so this important revelation can be mass broadcast to the hundred or so leftist, “anti-racist” eggheads that constitute its audience.

    That will really show ’em.

  • Truthseeker

    When I was a kid, Tom and Jerry was one of my favorite cartoons. A relative of mine taped cartoons off the TV for me and I would watch the same videos over and over. There were plenty of “uncensored” Tom and Jerry’s that included Mammy Two Shoes in them.

    I can honestly say that my attitudes about race were not affected by it one bit. I didn’t even know what Mammy Two Shoes’ name was until I got older and started hearing about the controversies surrounding her. I didn’t think about what race she was, and since I didn’t know any Blacks who talked in her old-timey Negro dialect, I didn’t assume that that was how all Black people were. She was just a minor character in a cartoon about a cat and a mouse. The audience wasn’t encouraged to love her or hate her, since she usually existed as nothing more than a plot device.

    This is much ado about nothing, but it’s no surprise given the times we live in. Before we know it, they’ll be declaring any sitcom about a nuclear family offensive due to its “heteronormativity,” or some ridiculous thing.

    • Malgus

      One of the funniest moments I remember was Mammy looking through the house for “Misstah Burglah Man”… Tom sees Mammy’s enormous backside and assumes it’s Jerry’s doing. He leaps on Mammy’s butt and just bites the h*ll out of her backside… cut to Jerry who’s watching with undisguised glee. The sound effects alone are priceless… Mammy screams, yells at Tom and then you hear all this breaking furniture and glassware smashing – obviously Tom getting his a** whupped.. 🙂 Broken furniture flying through the air…

      That there is laugh out loud funny… don’t care who you are. 🙂

    • bilderbuster

      When it was on it’s last leg, Opie had a Black football coach on one episode of The Andy Griffith Show.

  • RacialRay

    Perhaps the notion of a strict black woman in gainful employment is so alien to the modern thought police that they don’t want any of us getting any ‘funny ideas’ about others in the protected classes.

  • Malgus

    I know, right? Modern cartoons s*ck…

    Remember back when they were worried about “imitate-able violence”? I watched those cartoons, but I never had the urge to stick a firecracker up a cat’s butt because I thought it would be funny…

    Now it’s “insensitive” to show them… meh… Might as well just buy all the unedited originals… sooner or later, they’re going to flush them down the memory hole…

    • “Imitate-able violence”…..”firecracker up a cat’s butt”

      Proving that once you see something and you can never un-see it, I once saw a video of a black man about to insert a firecracker in very personal place (think: the front) and then light it. I hit stop before I could see what I knew I would eventually see. But even what I saw, I wish I had not.

      • propagandaoftruth

        POW! OW!
        Avoid decapitation videos, Mr. Hand (the guy who single “handedly” caused bestiality laws to be placed on the books in Washington state), um I think that 2 girls stuff was fake though Lord knows what a couple of favela dwelling Brazilian women will do for a hundred dallas…
        Vice world is pretty good about pixilating that which should be pixilated.
        Yeah, our degenerate times. Don’t need to see everything.

      • Malgus

        I just invented the “firecracker” remark off the top of my head, just as I was writing that comment… I’ve never done that and have never seen it done, nor seen any footage of someone doing it…

        The comment goes to the bed-wetting Nancy’s who think kids see something in a cartoon, then attempt it themselves, no matter how many laws of physics are broken or unlikely it might be…

        • propagandaoftruth

          Firecracker in male genetalia is a prime professional torture method going back to the French Algerian conflict at least.

          Even the suggestion of such a thing, like shoving it in there and lighting it, can be enough to make any tight lipped piggy squeal.

    • The old episodes of Beavis & Butthead in which Beavis gets a wicked gleam in his eyes when he says “Fire, fire” have been destroyed. The cat incident in Santa Cruz was blamed on Beavis & Butthead, even though the perps did not have access to cable TV.

      • Alexandra1973

        I found them funny like 20 years ago.

        My son has a Tom and Jerry DVD.

        • I can still do a good imitation of Beavis having one of his seizures.

          • Malgus

            Never liked B&B… always thought it was fairly unintelligent, poorly drawn and decidedly unfunny… not trying to be a snob, but I’ve seen a few episodes and my reaction was something like “THIS is supposed to be funny?”… also not a big fan of Mike Meyers… rather get my teeth drilled than watch anything with him in it…

          • Magician

            I could not watch B B for 5 minutes

          • Alexandra1973

            I have to admit I think it’s hilarious when he goes into Cornholio mode with the T-shirt over his head. “Are you threatening me?”

          • bilderbuster

            I’m sure your family’s proud of you!

      • IstvanIN

        I used to watch Beavis and Butthead…a guilty pleasure….I went to school with a couple of Beavis types in the 70s. They actually destroyed some episodes? As in the negatives? Criminal.

        • Everyone went to school with guys like Beavis and Butthead. I was one of the really smart kids, but I didn’t know how to fit in with them. My friend, Howard Hill died of cancer several years ago. Howard was no genius, fairly stupid actually, but he was a woderfully good guy, and I will always miss him.

    • bilderbuster

      I remember the same type of people were whining about the Three Stooges when I was a kid.
      Even then I thought they were crazy for thinking that kids would start hitting each other over the head with hammers or grabbing other kids by the nose with pliers.
      Anyways, we all knew the “Curly Block” just in case anyone tried to imitate Moe doing the “Double Eye Poke”.

  • JP Rushton

    The show “Raising Hope” features a white trash family and the mother is a maid who is slow witted.

    But I guess it’s OK to show a slow witted white woman being a maid in 2014, but not a black woman. The world is really insane.

    • bilderbuster

      Married With Children was created and produced by Michael Moye and Ron Leavitt.
      The former is a Black man and the latter being Jewish.
      Need I say more?

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    I never liked Tom and Jerry cartoons. I always thought it was idiotic to claim a mouse could outsmart a cat. It is the same as thinking a black person can successfully run a country, state, city, or even his own shoeshine stand. I must have been born a raciss.

    .

    • Adolf Verloc

      Reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Krusty the Clown gets into trouble because his show doesn’t have enough learning episodes. “Of course, it’s full of information! Mice are cute! Cats are stupid! What more do you need to know?”

  • phatazz

    Amazon sure didn’t consider NOT SELLING the videos. They just put it out there that “the cartoon is racist and we will sell you every episode from the beginning”
    Anybody know where I can get some old Speedy Gonzales cartoons?

  • Loosely related.

    I read an article in the last few days that most of the students in a film class at Georgetown have never seen Gone With the Wind, but that did not prevent them from objecting to it for its glorification of slavery, and of white people raping black people. Isn’t that like a good lib, to dislike a movie they’ve never seen? Reminds me of all the unhinged libs that were/are going to boycott Chick-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby, even though they never used those establishments in the first place.

    • There is a Hobby Lobby 20 minutes’ walk from here. I get some materials for tying fishing flies from them. They’re closed on Sundays.

      • bilderbuster

        A neighbor wanted to buy a nice but inexpensive table lamp the other day.
        I suggested Hobby Lobby.
        He purchased one he liked on sale at 50% off and thanked me for suggesting it 🙂

  • John Smith

    I remember they had an Aunt Jemima-looking character in some of them.

  • Adolf Verloc

    Anybody upset about Mammy Two Shoes would lose his breakfast watching the portrayal of Japs in cartoons made during WWII.

    • bilderbuster

      The Japanese are way too intelligent to be insulted by such stupidity.

  • kikz2

    oh the horror, of them showing an old black woman’s elephantine stockinz/skuffiez…. the horror…. of her broom.. the horror of her fussin’ voice….. TAAAAAAAAAMUZ! i’m suprized Blacks haven’t burned down something or killed a White.. on account of it..

  • OS-Q

    OK since the subject of cartoons came up, and I’m feeling nostalgic:

    There are lot’s of good stuff for younger teens, meaning lot’s of stuff too dark for young kids.

    I can recommend the 2003 Ninja Turtles. The Shredder was an awesome cartoon villain as he was actually somewhat competent. The voice acting was excellent – The Shredder’s voice had an
    awesome snake-like quality to it, like he was constantly in a state of
    serene rage, ready to strike at a moments notice.

    It had Dr. Stockman as a black super-scientist but to me it completely acceptable as he was the most realistic black super-scientist I’ve ever seen in fiction; he was incredibly arrogant, never learned any lessons, stabbed his boss in the back repeatedly, complained constantly, stole for the FUN of it, and wound up with a cushy government job in the end.

    Another favorite was Batman the Animated Series and the related Justice League. A lot of comic fans consider the voice-actors from those cartoons as the best actors for the characters ever (Kevin Conroy=Best Batman, Mark Hamil=Best Joker.)

    • Anglokraut

      Batman: TAS was so good it could make my brothers and me all agree on one show to watch at the same time. Gargoyles is my personal favorite, but I ignore the last season–most Gargoyle fans do the same.

  • Lion’s Mane

    It’s fast reaching the point where one can hardly respond because the racist boogeyman is all in the Liberal’s heads and they can readily find “racism” in literally anything not of their own making. It’s madness!

    The tragedy is the sever loss of freedom this entails. In real literature — classic Western Literature — there’s much more perceived stereotyping than in these cartoons. According to these pathetic, cry-baby criteria, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens’ books ought to be burned. Mark Twain also. Ad infinitum. And LIBERALS complain of the Nazi intolerance and censorship!

    What this reveals is that the past of Western Civilization is under a severe attack which aims thoroughly to discredit it bury it forever. Very sad.

    • ViktorNN

      What you’re saying really is true. Perhaps I should be used to it by now, but I am increasingly surprised by how white liberal acquaintances – especially the “progressive” ones – have internalized so much self-hate and so many suicidal attitudes. The cancer they have just gets worse and worse.

      Saying anything remotely positive about being white, about white culture, or even saying anything positive about “Western Civilization” gets one suspicious looks, or at best, confused looks – as if saying something positive about being white hadn’t ever crossed their minds. 1984 is here today if you’re white and you have a shred of racial pride.

  • Paleoconn

    Avoid Amazon. There are other booksellers.

    • Amazon has a network of mom & pop bookstores as associates. Their warning is probably just so they don’t get sued after someone pretends to be “offended”.

  • George X. Pat

    If you want a *really* un-PC thing, get a copy of the original “Tintin in the Congo”. It’s absolutely brilliant!

  • Who Me?

    Of course God is racist–he made blacks stupider, didn’t he?

    (Mod: it’s a JOKE, please don’t remove!)

    • bilderbuster

      When I’m feeling charitable I explain that God loves all of the races and that’s why he made them different and separated them.

  • benvad

    At least racist stereotype was gainfully employed. Most likely was married and wasn’t on relief.

  • Lagerstrom

    At least ‘Mammy Two Shoes’ had a job.

  • Lagerstrom

    I was confronted by a similar ‘warning’ when I put a Bugs Bunny DVD into the player.
    I remember Bugsy impersonating a slave and saying to Sam, “don’t beat me massa, don’t beat this tired ol’ body”, the he appears as Lincoln and, “what’s this I hear about whippin’ slaves?”

  • JackKrak

    Take a look at some of the old Warner Brothers cartoons from the 1940’s complete with slit-eyed Asians and big-lipped blacks. Great!

    Oh, and don’t forget that Speedy Gonzalez and his Mexican friends has literally been taken off the market – wouldn’t want to give anyone the idea that Mexicans are dim-witted or anything less than the smartest people ever.

    • Alexandra1973

      I only remember Slowpoke Rodriguez being the dimwitted one, though.

      Now that you mention it…it’s almost like Speedy has been thrown down the memory hole.

  • superlloyd

    Precious, libtard hand wringing over trivia whilst the elephants in the room of black criminality and cognitive inferiority are selectively ignored. These people are the most intellectually dishonest on earth.

  • bilderbuster

    This is so wrong in so many ways that ya just gotta love it!

  • Alexandra1973

    I haven’t seen a TV set like that in probably 25 years!

  • J.D.

    Could it be that T&J occasionally play the Knock-Out Game?

  • Anglokraut

    Poor Scratchy never gets to win.

  • Anna Tree

    (Happy to be back! I posted some racialist comments on The Wire two months ago and it seems the moderator flagged me as a spammer and since then my Disqus posts weren’t showing up. At last today, Disqus fixed the problem!)

    But more and more cartoons are propagandists of the new liberal leftist dogmas:
    huffingtonpost com kevin-keller-gay-archie-comic-wedding_n_1113035

    the_list_our_top_10_black_supe_1 (Obama as THE superhero)
    and how-to-train-your-dragon-gay-character
    and Mulan Is Bisexual On ‘Once Upon A Time,’ Disney-ABC Show
    and why-paranorman-featured-first-gay-character-animated-film
    etc

  • They also have an unending sense of “mission creep”. They get concessions left and right, and still want more. Conservative whites aren’t going to start massacring Amerinds, gassing Jews, clapping blacks in chains and invading Russia, but you’d never know that listening to the West’s left. Now they whine about cartoons because they have been literally left with nothing more important to complain about.

  • adplatt126

    Blacks in historical cartoons are more accurate depictions of blacks in the real world than contemporary depictions in modern mass media. Where is the prejudice really?

  • Laura Dilworth

    wonder if gone w/the wind movie/book comes w/a warning