Larry the Cable Guy rails against ‘cancel morons’ and Pepe Le Pew: ‘If a horny skunk offends you … ‘

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Beloved cartoon characters, from Pepé Le Pew to even Dumbo, are being systematically scrubbed from America, and Larry the Cable Guy isn’t standing for it.

In tweets posted Monday, the acclaimed comedian slammed the “cancel morons” with “mental problems” who’ve taken offense to a “horny skunk.”

He posted the tweets in response to news that Loony Tunes character Pepé Le Pew, a lovable but “horny” skunk known for forever chasing after a female cat he’s mistaken as a fellow skunk, has been removed from the upcoming film “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”

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That being said, Pepé Le Pew was reportedly quietly removed from the film a year earlier.

“[T]he skunk was scrubbed from the Space Jam sequel over a year ago. But the news is coming to light amid an ongoing reckoning with the pop culture of yesteryear, including the recent announcements that Disney+ has put content warnings on select episodes of The Muppet Show, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises ceasing publication of six of the late author’s books,” according to Yahoo News.

The news also comes amid a direct attack on Pepé Le Pew from Charles Blow, a notorious grievance monger who writes for The New York Times. While his grievances typically pertain to race, this time he aimed his fury at “rape culture.”

“Some of the first cartoons I can remember include Pepé Le Pew, who normalized rape culture; Speedy Gonzales, whose friends helped popularize the corrosive stereotype of the drunk and lethargic Mexicans; and Mammy Two Shoes, a heavyset black maid who spoke in a heavy accent,” he wrote in an NYT column.

He posted his complaints to Twitter as well:

Soon after the column’s publication, the news about “Space Jam: A New Legacy” came to light.

The news came as a huge disappointment to Greice Santo, the actress who plays a bartender in the movie, because according to her, Pepé Le Pew was finally slated to get his long-deserved comeuppance.

“Pepe was set to appear in a black-and-white Casablanca-like Rick’s Cafe sequence. Pepe, playing a bartender, starts hitting on a woman at the bar played by Santo,” Deadline magazine confirmed.

“He begins kissing her arm, which she pulls back, then slamming Pepe into the chair next to hers. She then pours her drink on Pepe, and slaps him hard, sending him spinning in a stool,” according to Deadline.

A spokesperson for Santo told Deadline that she was upset over his cancellation.

“This was such a big deal for Greice to be in this movie. Even though Pepe is a cartoon character, if anyone was going to slap a sexual harasser like him, Greice wished it would be her,” the spokesperson reportedly said. “Now the scene is cut, and she doesn’t have that power to influence the world through younger generations who’ll be watching Space Jam 2, to let younger girls and younger boys know that Pepe’s behavior is unacceptable.”

While the cancellation of Pepé Le Pew, whom some describe as the fictional counterpart to real-life New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is at least a tiny bit understandable (he is a sexual harasser, after all), cancellations are coming for many others as well, including Dumbo and Peter Pan, both of whom certainly aren’t sexual harassers.

“[C]hildren under 7 will be forbidden from watching ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Peter Pan’ ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ and ‘The Aristocats,'” on Disney+, according to the New York Post.

Settings on their Disney+ apps will reportedly “prevent the movies from even showing up on the young viewers’ profiles.”

Conservatives have complained mightily over these ongoing cancellations because they see the eerie similarities between what’s happening in the United States right now and what happened in China during the Cultural Revolution.

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Vivek Saxena

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