I saw this photo and conversation on Weasel Zippers but thought it so incredibly crazy that I HAD to steal the content for here. Hat trick to WZ.
The story goes that a man bought the entire Looney Tunes DVD to watch with his son and lo and behold, before the cartoons would play, Blu-Ray decided they should warn the parents and children.
I am flabbergasted. Speechless. Alarmed. Sick. Frightened.
Most of us were raised on cartoons. Good old Looney Tunes – Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Taz, Sylvester, Porky, Elmer, Yosemite, Wile, Foghorn, Pepe, Speedy……….
AT NO TIME WHEN I WAS A CHILD WATCHING DID I STOP AND THINK, gee, this is ethnically and racially wrong.
I’m guessing the Warning is mostly pointed at Speedy Gonzales cartoons, Arriba, Arriba! Andale Andale! These depictions were NOT wrong then and they are NOT wrong today. This is a cartoon. Meant to make people laugh.
I laughed my little head off when Elmer shot Bugs and Daffy but I am sure parents today refuse to let their children watch this. Too bad because it’s classically funny.
Long story short, I can’t for the life me me figure out why Blu-Ray felt it was their obligation to judge the content of Looney Tunes. I wonder what ELSE they object to?????
I object to Blu-Ray, that’s for sure.