Canceling Pepe Le Pew


On the heels of the cancellation of Dr. Seuss, a New York Times columnist is taking aim at Pepe le Pew.

The Looney Tunes cartoon skunk is know for pursuing a cat that looks like a skunk. Now, NYT columnist Charles M. Blow is claiming the skunk normalizes rape culture.”

After blowback, Blow took to Twitter to say – “Le Pew grabs/kisses a girl/stranger, repeatedly, without consent and against her will. She struggles mightily to get away from him, but he won’t release her. He locks a door to prevent her from escaping.” In 2018, author Richard Wright made the claim that watching Lew Pew “merrily bouncing towards a terrified female black cat who had the misfortune of somehow getting a white stripe painted along her back” provided a cue that normalized rape culture and patriarchy.

Your thoughts? Is this reasonable given modern day social norms? Or is it overblown nonsense?

Original at the Daily