Adieu to Pepé Le Pew: why ‘cancel culture’ in cartoons is nothing new

Adieu to Pepé Le Pew: why ‘cancel culture’ in cartoons is nothing new

The Guardian

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There’s furore over the skunk’s reported removal from the forthcoming Space Jam sequel. But animation’s history is filled with stereotypes that have rightly been erased

They are cancelling everything! At least, if you’re a particular brand of conservative commentator they are. First they came for the Muppets and Dr Seuss, now they’re cancelling Pepé Le Pew! Yes, everyone’s favourite caricature-French cartoon skunk has reportedly been excised from the forthcoming Space Jam sequel. What’s the world coming to? Where will it end?

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