Classic cartoons originally produced between the 1930s
and 1950s and a television staple for the baby boomer generation, are being
edited for offensive material today “because of a politically correct white
mentality,” according to a cartoon historian. The sanitized cartoons feature
Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry and a host of Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies
…”If we are going to start censoring jokes because
people are offended, like the whole Mr. Magoo controversy where blind people
were offended, name me a cartoon character that doesn’t offend someone,” Beck
“Bugs Bunny will be attacked because he is from Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn people don’t like him making fun of their accent,” he said. “The
NRA will be against Elmer Fudd because he is a bad hunter,” he added.
Beck noted that Fudd’s depiction, as a redneck hunter
with a speech impediment has not been censored, despite being possibly offensive
to some. “Unfortunately, at the moment, it’s okay to make fun of white guys. You
can do anything you want to white guys,” he said. Full
Mark Twain, Flannery O’Connor, and now Bugs and