Tom and Jerry racist? No, the real bigots are those who want to rewrite history, writes sociology professor FRANK FUREDI


For more than 70 years, their cat-and-mouse capers have enthralled young people across the globe. Violent, hilarious and often somehow poignant, Tom and Jerry’s only crime has until now been to encourage children to watch tele-vision when they should have been doing their homework, tidying their bedrooms or performing some other worthwhile task.

This week, however, they fell foul of the censors at Amazon, which seems to have taken its lead from Cromwell’s Puritans. The company says Tom and Jerry cartoons must carry a warning that ‘they contain some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society’.

The particular focus of Amazon’s reproach is the portrayal of the black maid in the cartoons, known as Mammy Two Shoes because only her lower half ever appears on the screen. Her character, apparently, is nothing more a crude racial stereotype. ‘Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today,’ states Amazon.


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Amazon says Tom and Jerry cartoons must carry a warning that ‘they contain some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society’

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6 Responses to Tom and Jerry racist? No, the real bigots are those who want to rewrite history, writes sociology professor FRANK FUREDI

  1. Basharr says:

    Disgusting, I am so sick of this push called political correctness which is the practice to censure freedom of speech.

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  2. Reblogged this on Arlin Report and commented:
    Here is something real and is what it is, those who preach political correctness are pure idiots. Tom and Jerry…..was a cartoon, entertainment. It never turned my kids into violent people or murderers. Its not about the cartoons, its about where is mom and dad and what are they doing while Junior is watching the program.

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    • Basharr says:

      Right I agree it is about where are mom and dad, but now we know to watch out for the Amazonian spin.I just get tired of these freaks that make something out of nothing.

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      • I must really be bad then, growing up watching “Our Gang/Little Rascals”. I can only imagine what the spin freaks would say about that program. Race, violence, who knows what. As a kid we never thought about race, watching Buckwheat or Stymie, we loved those guys. Hell, the kids are neighborhood got fun ideas watching that show. You know how many go-karts, tree-houses and club houses we built because of that show? We looked at that show as nothing but entertainment and educational to certain extent. We went outdoors and copied them. There was nothing political about it.

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      • Basharr says:

        Exactly it was a good life and now we are faced with an onslaught of PC molding, just taking something good clean and pure and people molding it into something ugly.

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