Speedy Gonzales: Offensive Stereotype or Ethnic Icon?

A great miscarriage of justice has been going on right under our very noses and we have not even noticed it. In this article from Fox News, it turns out that the Communist Thought Police (Ted Turner) at Cartoon Network have pulled Speedy Gonzalez cartoons from the airwaves stating that the character is an offensive stereotype.

I think I speak for America when I say… What the fuck are you talking about???

Cartoon Network has pulled the cartoons stating that their audience is an impressionable one. You know I grew up watching Speedy Gonzalez cartoons and I never once really even thought of him as being Mexican. Not to mention the fact that he was always the good guy dispatching the gringos of Sylvester and Daffy Duck. Not once did I ever think differently of Hispanics because of Speedy Gonzalez. Kids are much smarter today then we were. I think they can figure out things on their own. Racism does not come from TV or cartoons. It comes from within homes, unfortunately. Kids who are racist usually have parents that are racist and so on. Not one of them decided to join the KKK over a cartoon.

And the most heinous of all crimes against this beloved rodent? They pulled my most favorite Speedy cartoon. The one with his cousin, the legendary Slowpoke Rodriguez. That is one of the funniest cartoons I have ever seen. But since Comrade Turner keeps an iron fist over the Cartoon Network it is highly unlikely we will see any of those cartoons again. We are becoming a country of pussies with no sense of humor thanks to people like Comrade Ted.

There is one place that Speedy Gonzalez cartoons are still shown, Cartoon Network Latin America. Whereby Cartoon Network’s own admission Speedy is “hugely popular”. So its ok for Latin America to watch Speedy Gonzalez but we here in the United States must pay for our sins for being culturally insensitive. Whatever. Go fuck yourself Ted Turner.

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