'Rape culture' Pepe Le Pew, the latest cancel culture scalp

 

'Rape culture' Pepe Le Pew, the latest cancel culture scalp

Looney Tunes character Pepe Le Pew - the French-speaking, romance-crazed skunk - has been removed over concerns the fictional character promoted "rape culture", in the latest string of outrage over children's characters.

Speedy Gonzales was also removed for his "damaging" depictions of Mexican culture, joining the chorus of characters from The Muppets, Dr Seuss books and Disney.

"Do you get the feeling the lunatics are running the asylum? That those fringe-dwellers - desperate to be offended on behalf of others - are exerting enormous influence," Sky News host Rita Panahi asked.

"Just this week, much-loved children's cartoon character, Pepe Le Pew, was accused of promoting rape culture. Yes, a cartoon skunk got the #metoo​ treatment."

Also this week, other popular cartoons were censored or removed by Disney for being racially insensitive. 

"Disney has gone from placing content warnings on programs to removing certain movies, including Dumbo, The Aristocats, Swiss Family Robinson, and Peter Pan from children's accounts," Ms Panahi said.

"This is the same Disney that is currently kowtowing to the Chinese Communist Party which is engaged in ethnic genocide, persecuting religious and ethnic minorities, and running forced labour camps. 

"Like the rest of the corporate world who have foolishly decided that embracing woke culture is the way forward, Disney is rather selective in what diversity and inclusion they champion."

Ms Panahi also pointed out online marketplace eBay banned the reselling of six freshly-canceled Dr Seuss books but still allowed for the purchase of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" on its site.

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