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(Fox News)   Speedy Gonzales considered offensive ethnic stereotype by Cartoon Network   ( divider line
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2002-03-27 10:19:16 AM  

and so on.
2002-03-27 01:41:41 PM  
Well what about Johnny Bravo; he's a stupid farking white boy?
2002-03-27 01:42:08 PM  
2002-03-27 01:42:15 PM  
I am offended by the way Pepe LePew always tries interspecies-intergender mating. I also have a problem with Bugs Bunny in drag....and that problem is I am turned on by it.
2002-03-27 01:42:18 PM  
PC gone wrong... well it went wrong a LONG time ago
2002-03-27 01:42:23 PM  
They're right; the majority of Mexicans aren't really very fast at all.
2002-03-27 01:42:30 PM  
I thought that was the point.
2002-03-27 01:43:04 PM  
Foghorn Leghorn is a cracker.
2002-03-27 01:43:05 PM  
Yeah, I could see how the mexicans would be offendend being portrayed as faster, smarter, whittier, and luckier than the americans(played by sylvester). That would totally piss me off.
2002-03-27 01:43:06 PM  
"Up yours, Senor Pussycat!"
2002-03-27 01:43:21 PM  
Why, were some Mexican mice offended?
2002-03-27 01:43:38 PM  
But there is a place where Speedy can still be found zipping across TV screens - and, presumably, where the crude stereotypes he embodies don't touch a cultural nerve.

That place: The Cartoon Network Latin America, where, ironically enough, Speedy Gonzales is "hugely popular," Goldberg said.

And hilarity ensues... How farking funny is that????
2002-03-27 01:43:42 PM  
I'm more offended by Slow Poke Rodriguez, Speedys lazy Mexican friend.
2002-03-27 01:43:52 PM  
2002-03-27 01:44:09 PM  
Anyone else amused by the fact that Speedy Gonzalez is still a big hit on the Latin American channel?

Somebody better call Dan Issel.
2002-03-27 01:44:27 PM  
Speedy Gonzalez: offensive

Slow poke Rodriquez: Mexican role model
2002-03-27 01:44:35 PM  
So, in order to offend nobody, they will remove all non-white characters from the shows? And, I don't know about you, but Speedy seemed to me to bequite a positive character.

Now, there is this story about Pepe Le Pew
2002-03-27 01:44:39 PM  
cartoon network is offensive to real networks
2002-03-27 01:44:51 PM  
The last line sums it up:

That place: The Cartoon Network Latin America, where, ironically enough, Speedy Gonzales is "hugely popular," Goldberg said.

personally I always found Disney cartoons to be worse.. Donald Duck walking around with no pants and all.. what kind of message does that send?
2002-03-27 01:45:07 PM  
What about sports teams.

Indians, Redskins, Reds
2002-03-27 01:45:19 PM  
This is a cartoon right?

People are getting upset over a 40-50 year old cartoon?
2002-03-27 01:45:20 PM  
they need to bring back more bugs bunny crossdressing too.
2002-03-27 01:45:48 PM  
Are Rocky and Mugsy offensive to gangsters?
2002-03-27 01:46:18 PM  
!Lo siento mucho!

(Ok, how do you make one of those upside down exclamation points, anyway?)
2002-03-27 01:46:20 PM  
Cartoon Network surrenders to French complaints that Pepe LePew is ethnic stereotype. First victory for France since Napoleonic Wars. National holiday declared.
Flintstones ban urged by outraged troglodyte community.
2002-03-27 01:46:24 PM  
Stupid story. Cartoon Network currently runs late night shows where they play the unedited/racist versions of obscure Tom & Jerrys, Popeyes (one where a nerdy, 'jewish' looking sailor-friend of Popeye commits suicide!), old black and whites..

Speedy just wasn't very funny.
2002-03-27 01:46:31 PM  
That's right! Mexicans are not fast at all. They take 10 minutes making my order at the local Burger King!
2002-03-27 01:46:31 PM  
"What about Pepe LePew? ...
because he's French, does this mean that all Frenchmen are sexual predators?"

Yes..they certainly are.
2002-03-27 01:47:06 PM  
I am deeply offended by snooty english characters in american cartoons.....not really i find them farkin hillarious!
2002-03-27 01:47:41 PM  

And they ALL stink!
2002-03-27 01:47:49 PM  
Cartoon Network != cartoon fanatics
2002-03-27 01:47:55 PM  
Heyyyyyyyyyy, wait a minute... they didn't even mention the two singing Mexican sombrero-wearing crows. Wonder if they still show those cartoons...
2002-03-27 01:47:59 PM  
Damn, you beat me!
2002-03-27 01:48:00 PM  
A Frenchman touched my crotch when I was a child.
2002-03-27 01:48:04 PM  
I'm offended at their offense.
2002-03-27 01:48:18 PM  
Will 'Boris and Natasha' spell the end to detente?
2002-03-27 01:48:28 PM  
I wonder how fast Speedy Gonzales can make a Carne Asada Burrito after I order.....hummm....
2002-03-27 01:48:32 PM  
As a 5'8", 178lb sea sponge, I find Spongebob Squarepants offensive.
2002-03-27 01:48:39 PM  
I touched a Frenchman's crotch when I was a child.
2002-03-27 01:48:49 PM  
And the selfsame entertainment executives that are mulling over this issue probably own a few Mexicans themselves. "Speedy Gonzales makes an unfair impression of Mexicans on our youth. Maria? Can you fetch Cody's lunch?"
2002-03-27 01:48:49 PM  
I think they were offended because he was always after the cheese. Not all Mexicans like cheese you know.
2002-03-27 01:49:09 PM  
what the fark
2002-03-27 01:50:24 PM  
Monsters everywhere are offended

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2002-03-27 01:50:24 PM  
Obviously no Mexicans were actually offended by Speedy, they would have to have a TV and cable just to see him.
2002-03-27 01:50:51 PM  
So let me get this straight, he's popular in Latin America. And Cartoon Network says he portrays them badly?

This is like when skinny people had a problem with "Shallow Hal"
2002-03-27 01:50:52 PM  
Babalouie, you're next..."But Queeksdraw..."
2002-03-27 01:50:55 PM  
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2002-03-27 01:51:12 PM  
YAY!!!!! (for #2 I mean, not the article)
2002-03-27 01:51:28 PM  
Cartoon Network is offensive to me.

Self-righteous coddling is offensive to me. So is political correctness.

Let Pepe screw cats. Bring back Speedy. Bring back the cannibals. Put a TV14 on them.

Cartoon network has done more to kill cartoons than any other source I can think of.
2002-03-27 01:51:41 PM  
Anyone ever hear of Private Snafu? They were cartoons showed to US Troops during WWII inbetween news reels. When they show Germans and Japanese soldiers on there, THAT's a stereotype.
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