My kids have discovered ‘Tom & Jerry‘ on the Cartoon Network. It’s fabulous. All kinds of cartoon violence and inappropriateness… I love it!
What I don’t love, is that when the housekeeper character is on, they’ve changed her voice so it’s less…. black. Black, ok? There, I said it. I know it’s a stereotype, I don’t think it’s wrong, I think that’s an accurate portrayal of that character for the time period. Just like ‘Song of the South‘.
I’m anti-PC, but I’m not anti-tact. The PC Police have ruined Tom & Jerry, Speedy Gonzalez & Song of the South, and until the ACLU starts standing up for my rights I will continue to use adjectives like “black”, “Mexican”, “chick”, and “pigs” when appropriate. Not all in the same sentence, of course.
‘I smell bacon,
I smell grease.
Don’t worry honey,
It’s the (insert name of your town here) Police!’