Saturday, February 7, 2009

"So long, Screwy! See ya in St. Louie!"

Saturday Morning Cartoon Time!

Here's one of several Looney Tunes shorts deemed rather offensive to some overly sensitive people.

One time I saw a cartoon where grease was slathered all over a tree so that a bear couldn't climb up it. I was offended that the tree was being killed by the grease AND that the bear was not given a fair chance to escape. A double offense!! That one was never banned.

Basically people've gotta lighten up. Anything can offend anyone. If we go banning everything that offends someone, we'll be left to live in an empty vacuum.

"A Feather In His Hare"

Starring: Bugs Bunny

Directed By: Chuck Jones

Release Date: 61 years ago today...

February 7, 1948

1 comment:

Sugarmag said...

Well, I think some people might be offended that the Indian is portrayed as being stupid, but I think it's important to consider this in the context of other Bugs cartoons, where all human hunters are made to look stupid. Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam look pretty dumb, too. I don't have a problem with this cartoon. I think that even children watching it can understand that it is just a cartoon and the Indian in it does not represent indigenous people. If it really bothers someone, they can choose to not watch it.

I also agree that we all need to lighten up. Some common sense is needed, too. Sometimes racist jokes are just not funny.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated