The latest victim of cancel culture is now the Looney Tunes’ love-drunk skunk Pepé Le Pew, who will not be making an appearance in the upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy.
A New York Times columnist blasted the character recently for glorifying ‘rape culture’ and now, as a result, Le Pew has been dropped from Space Jam: A New Legacy.
The character’s scene was never completed for the film. However, now it appears that the character may never appear again in a Warner Bros project.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Le Pew “is not featured in any current Warner Bros. TV projects and there are no current plans for the controversial cartoon skunk to return.” Sure, things don’t always stand the test of time and what was written or how a character was previously portrayed may not be appropriate. But like all things, couldn’t they have just modified the character slightly and reintroduced him? It’s a cartoon character for goodness sake!
The news of the character’s removal from Space Jam: A New Legacy has Twitter now demanding change! And, the decision also has plenty of support too!
Check out some of the reactions from Twitter below! Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
did they really cut pepe le pew from space jam 2 because of some bs tweets or am i hallucinating
— ⋆ ✨ ✨ ⋆ (@je_suis_le_gay) March 8, 2021
waiting for my bagel and watching a real actual debate on national television about pepe le pew being cut from space jam 2
— spongebob gf (@WOETUS) March 8, 2021
He’s hardly been in any Looney Tunes stuff for years but watch people pretend that they’re gonna miss him now https://t.co/q844p6Cib5
— Cosmonaut Marcus (@CosmonautMarcus) March 8, 2021
Pepe Le Pew makes a cameo in Space Jam but he’s wearing an ankle bracelet and there are prison guards standing in the corner
— Misty Graves (@MistyGComics) March 8, 2021
It took them 75 years to realize Pepé Le Pew was a sexual predator and he won’t be in Space Jam 2 or any future projects………….. pic.twitter.com/4CHINl5iPt
— Jennifer’s Wheelchair (@geektify) March 8, 2021
Idk, that cut Pepe Le Pew scene in Space Jam 2 actually sounds pretty awesome. A CASABLANCA homage where he gets the shit knocked outta him for leering at a woman & we also find out he has a restraining order against him? I wanna see that.
— Trapper Sean, M.D. (@TrapperSeanMD) March 8, 2021
— M A R T H A (@monster_martha) March 8, 2021
Ummm!!! Excuse me!!?!?? Pepe Le Pew isn’t in Space Jam 2?!?!? What the frick y’all got against my boi?????????
— pretty.princess.pixel (@princesspixel) March 8, 2021
Poor pepe le’pew got cancelled and not in the new space jam movie
— maya wilkes ♊️ (@OHTriceyyyy) March 8, 2021
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