The basics American studios Warner Bros have decided to remove from their catalog the character of Pépé le Putois, who is accused of contributing to the “culture of rape”. The character has also been removed from the movie Space Jam 2, which is slated to hit theaters soon.
This marks the end of the love story between Warner Bros. and his character Pépé le Putois (Pepe le Pew for the original version). In the US, production studios have decided to remove the famous black and white skunk from their cartoon catalog. In American productions, Pépé le Putois often tries to seduce a cat named Pénélope with a pestilential smell. The animal, created in 1945 by designer Chuck Jones, is accused of fueling the culture of rape and molestation.
Pépé le Putois will not be present at the casting of the next Space Jam 2, which is due to hit theaters next summer. The shots in which the character appears were removed in post-production. In Question: A sequence in which the animal forcibly hugged a woman before being reprimanded by the film’s star LeBron James.
From the “rape culture”
The animal’s behavior was singled out by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow. This testifies on social networks.
RW blogs are crazy because I said Pepe Le Pew contributed to the rape culture. Let’s see.
1. He grabs / kisses a girl / stranger repeatedly without consent and against her will.
2. She is struggling mightily to get away from him, but he will not release her
3. He locks a door to prevent her from escaping. pic.twitter.com/CbLCldLwvR
– Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) March 6, 2021
“Conservative blogs are mad at me because I said that Pépé le Putois was involved in the culture of rape. Let’s see in this video … He repeatedly grabs and kisses a girl he doesn’t know, without his consent and against his will. She fights hard to escape him, but he won’t let her go. He locks the door to prevent her from escaping. “
Last spring, when the gun-carrying debate ignited the United States, the Warner Bros. studios had already removed the character Elmer, a hunter who wanted to kill the rabbit Bugs Bunny, from their catalog. The character was armed with a rifle.