“Looney Tunes” Skunk Pepe removed from “Space Jam” sequel ─ “Strengthen rape culture” voiced problematic, no TV appearance planned

The character of the “Looney Tunes” series, “Skunk Pepe”Pepé Le PewHowever, the sequel to “Space Jam” (1996)“Space Jam: A New Legacy”It turned out that there are no plans to appear in the TV series produced by Warner Brothers. The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, reports.

Pepé Le Pew is an adorable playboy, but he has a body odor that stuns his surroundings, and he is unaware of his body odor. He misunderstands the black cat Penelope Pussycat as a female skunk, and if he falls in love with him unilaterally, he chases after him and continues to persuade him. Of course, Penelope refused Pepe’s courtship because of his body odor, and he hated it and ran away.

This character attracted attention on March 6, 2021 by Charles M. Blow, a columnist at The New York Times in the United States.“Pepé Le Pew strengthens rape culture”It was because I wrote that it existed. It is a vicious character who “does not get the consent of the person, hugs and kisses the woman against his will, does not let go of the person even though he hates it, and even traps Amatsu in the room”.

“Space Jam” is a movie that combines the animations of “basketball god” Michael Jordan and Looney Tunes, and Pepe appeared in the film. It is scheduled to reappear in the sequel “Space Jam: A New Legacy” starring LeBron James, and the shooting of the scene was finished in June 2019, but this time it became clear that it has already been cut from the main part. ing.

According to Deadline, Pepe appears as a bartender in the Casablanca (1942) -style cafe scene. LeBron James and Bugs Bunny came to Pepe to ask Pepe where Laura Bunny was, when she was slapped in a chair when she thought she had kissed her and was slapped by a woman but was slapped. It was a scene. By the way, Pepe was set to have an order to prohibit access to Penelope.

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