Cancel culture wants to get rid of Pepe Le Pew because he is like Governor Cuomo in his amorous pursuits. Some also say it encourages a ‘rape” culture. Yikes.
But was that the moral problem then, when these cartoons were created (late 40’s or early 50’s) or is it a different problem?
As a young child I use to watch Pepe Le Pew and Sylvester and thought these cartoon characters, as all of the Warner Brothers’ cartoon characters, were hilarious. My father loved them too, especially Pepe Le Pew.
The premise of the Pepe Le Pew and Sylvester cartoons is that Sylvester the cat gets a white streak painted on his back which makes him look like a skunk. Pepe Le Pew who is an amorous French skunk is sexually attracted to the unsuspecting Sylvester the Cat because Pepe thinks, wrongly, that Sylvester is a skunk too, not a cat. It is very funny as Sylvester tries to escape the amorous come ons of the French skunk.
KEEP IN MIND, THE TWO CARTOON CHARACTERS ARE MALE!
Was this the beginning of the homosexual lobby that eventually led to same sex civil marriage? Were many generations of children conditioned to see no problem in a male skunk falling for a male cat even through mistaken identity, that the other skunk is not a skunk but a cat, but both, nonetheless are male!
And don’t get me started on my other favorite cartoon even before I entered elementary school, Popeye! He and Olive Oil had a baby out of wedlock named Swee’Pee! What about that? Did it lead to the sexual revolution of the late 60’s and 70’s ? Popeye and Olive Oil were never married and both Popeye and Bluto pursued Olive Oil for romantic purposes. And why was Bluto’s name changed to Brutus in later episodes inquiring minds want to know.
But who knew cartoons from the 1940’s and 50’s are the foundation of the 1960’s and 2000’s sexual revolutions!