Well folks, 2020 has officially lost its mind, and now everyone’s favorite hunter, Elmer Fudd will be forced to go vegan or learn how to hunt wabbit with his bare fists. As my colleague, Nick Arama reported, the creators of a brand new “Looney Toons Cartoons,” have announced that Fudd will no longer have his signature hunting rifle.
The series, which will air on HBO Max’s streaming service, will be a reboot of the classic cartoon featuring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the gang. The company recently released a preview of the series in a short episode titled “Dynamite Dance,” which showcased renewed tensions between the hunter and the rabbit.
But, as many noticed, Fudd’s gun never makes it into the episode. “We’re not doing guns,” explained Peter Browngardt, the executive producer in a conversation with The New York Times. He added, “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff.”
The preview, which is a little over one minute long, shows Fudd chasing Bugs Bunny while attempting to kill him with a…scythe? That’s right folks, apparently using the Grim Reaper’s weapon of choice to hunt rabbit is now a thing. Shortly after, the “wascally wabbit” blows Fudd up numerous times with a highly creative use of dynamite sticks. I’ll admit that was pretty funny.
But is this really necessary? After all, it’s not like Fudd is attempting to kill another human being using his rifle. In fact, there seems to be no record of the little guy ever assaulting a person. So what, exactly, is the point of this mindless virtue signaling?
Do the creators of the show truly believe they are decreasing gun violence by taking away Elmer Fudd’s firearm? Are they supposing that the US government will eventually turn us all into a nation of disarmed Elmer Fudds?
Perhaps the more likely motivation behind this decision is to avoid the progressive social media mob, which is always on the lookout for something to be outraged by. If this is the case, one can understand why they would have this concern.
After all, it’s all too easy to imagine the caterwauling SJW types wailing and screaming over Fudd’s rifle and his treatment of Bugs Bunny, a rabbit whose rights are being violated. The social media Karens would have a field day. Just think of the hashtags.
When will these people start standing up to the mob instead of caving in? If I’m right, and the creators of the show are afraid of cancel culture, then they are essentially surrendering to the enemy before they ever launch an attack, which is about as wussified as it gets. After all, would Yosemite Sam back down?
Oh wait. They probably confiscated his revolvers too. 2020 sucks, y’all.
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