Warning: This item, features politically correct numbskulls…Amazon warns Tom and Jerry viewers about historic racism

Posted: 5 October, 2014 in Political Correctness
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Tom Jerry Complete Volumes Collectors Classic Tom and Jerry cartoons, some made more than 70 years ago, carry a warning for subscribers to Amazon Prime Instant Video. Viewers are warned that the cartoons depict scenes of racial prejudice .Tom and Jerry: The Complete Second Volume is accompanied by the caution:

Tom and Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today.

The warning was attacked as empty-headed by cultural commentator and professor of sociology, Frank Furedi, who said it was a form of a false piousness and a type of censorship which seems to be sweeping cultural life . We’re reading history backwards, judging people in the past by our values, said Prof Furedi from the University of Kent.

Tom and Jerry was first produced by the MGM film studio in 1940. The cartoons, directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby, ran until 1957.

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