New York Times columnist says French skunk Pepe Le Pew ‘normalized rape culture’

Hard on the heels of the cancellation of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, a New York Times columnist is taking aim at Pepe le Pew.

The amorous animated skunk was featured in dozens of Warner Brothers cartoons. In a case of mistaken identity, he was always pursing a cat that looked like a skunk.

Times columnist Charles M. Blow claims the skunk “normalized rape culture.”

“Some of the first cartoons I can remember included Pepé Le Pew, who normalized rape culture; Speedy Gonzales, whose friends helped popularize the corrosive stereotype of the drunk and lethargic Mexicans; and Mammy Two Shoes, a heavyset Black maid who spoke in a heavy accent,” Blow wrote. — Source

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  1. No one cancelled Dr. Seuss they are stopping publishing 6 books. The company responsible for his legacy made that choice no one forced them.


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