Pepe Le Pew LeBron James

Pepé Le Pew is the latest victim of cancel culture. We’ve learned that he’s been given the boot from Space Jam: A New Legacy with LeBron James. 

Pepé Le Pew And Penelope

Pepé Le Pew, a Looney Tunes character, has been around for generations.

Because he is a cartoon character, children didn’t view Pepé as a role model.

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Rather, he was the complete opposite of that. He was pushy, chauvinistic, and handsy with Penelope the cat.

He was an unlikeable fool who made us laugh.

Pepé served as a learning experience. He was an abject failure. But, today’s cancel culture doesn’t give exemptions even for childhood lessons. 

“Space Jam” With LeBron James

The movie Pepé was cut from is a sequel to Space Jam that starred Michael Jordan.

This update will include NBA star and social justice warrior LeBron James.

The scene in question was shot in June 2019. 

From The Los Angeles Times: 

The footage that bit the dust had the animated Le Pew smooching and slobbering all over — and being rebuffed by — a live-action woman at a bar styled after Rick’s Cafe in “Casablanca,” according to Deadline, which reported the following details from the axed scene:

“Pepé, playing a bartender, starts hitting on a woman at the bar played by [Greice] Santo,” the outlet said Sunday. “He begins kissing her arm, which she pulls back, then slamming Pepé into the chair next to hers. She then pours her drink on Pepé, and slaps him hard, sending him spinning in a stool, which is then stopped by LeBron James’ hand.”

In the cut footage, Le Pew also reportedly mentioned a restraining order obtained by Penelope Pussycat, the usual object of his desires, and James informs the skunk that he can’t grab other Looney Tunes characters without their consent. It all sounds like it would have been a firm message against sexual harassment and sexual assault.

A solid lesson was lost when Pepé was left on the cutting room floor.

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It’s hard to imagine a child seeing the cartoon skunk as a role model.

He is the butt of the joke. 

Larry The Cable Guy Takes On Cancel Culture

Larry the Cable Guy weighed in on the “cancel culture nonsense” regarding Pepé being booted from the “Space Jam” sequel.

He tweeted that we need to say no to this “commie stupidity.

Larry doubled down by tweeting again. “If A horny skunk offends you you don’t watch the damn thing,” he said in the tweet below.

Larry is right.

We are becoming a cartoon country.

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