FOR YEARS WE WERE SHOWED THAT HARASSING AND FORCING A GIRL WAS NORMAL AND EVEN FUNNY
Pepe Le Pew is one of many faces we met with the Looney Tunes, although his peculiar way of being has made him controversial for several years now.
This skunk was presented to us as a falling in love character who on several occasions tried to conquer the heart of the kitten Penelope; However, many refused to accept that his attitude was hiding more than just flirting.
Pepe Le Pew has been the topic of conversation again in recent days, as some people are calling for him to be canceled because he fosters a culture of rape.
THE CRITICISM OF PEPE LE PEW
The subject returned to give something to talk about thanks to Charles M. Blow, who recently wrote an article in The New York Times where he evidenced the message that some characters gave to their fans.
Among them was Pepe Le Pew, whom he pointed to as someone who fostered the culture of rape, and although it hurts many, he is right.
Charles made a series of points to support his argument through Twitter, and as you can imagine, there were many offended.
‘The RW blogs are upset because I said that Pepe Le Pew joined the rape culture. Let’s see. 1. Grabs / kisses a girl / stranger, repeatedly, without consent and against her will. 2. She struggles to escape from him, but he doesn’t free her from her. 3. He closes the door to prevent her from escaping. This taught the children that ‘no’ didn’t really mean no, that it was part of ‘the game’, the start of a power struggle. He taught that overcoming strenuous and even physical objections from a woman was normal, lovable, fun. They didn’t even give the woman the ability to speak. ‘
This comment unleashed opinions of all kinds among the community, since some agreed with the criticism of Pepe Le Pew, but others assured that it was an exaggeration.
The truth is that the Looney Tunes began a process of change a few months ago, modifying some attitudes of their characters and adding warning messages in old chapters.
At the moment we do not know what will happen to Pepe Le Pew, but we hope that this review helps us to realize that what we saw so normal in reality is not.