posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 11:28 AM
Goose, if the cartoon you are referring to is an older one, then yes, I have seen it. But here is an interesting fact. A lot of early Disney and
most Warner Brothers (Bugs, Daffy) cartoons were aimed at the adult community in the 1930's, '40's, and even into the '50's. As time went on,
and the networks saw the appeal these early cartoons had on children, they were then aimed at them. So, in my opinion, your arguement that
Foxworthy and the Simpsons are aimed at adults does not fly with me (the Amanda show is different. It is a very bad influence on kids, aimed at kids).
Children can still hear, "You might be a redneck if..." or see Cleatus the Slack Jawed Yokel on the Simpsons, even though it is not "aimed" at
But it seems to me that your gripe is the effect these stereotypes have with adults, not children. Children are not hiring the Northerners, are they?
Stereotypes are a culmination of a lot of things experienced in one's life, not just a couple of cartoons during one's youth. If you truely hope to
stomp out the notions of the "stupid redneck southerner" in our country, then a push to remove ALL of these negative types of media is required, not
just one's you personally find offensive. Otherwise, relax, and seek chance through other methods.
People from different regions all over the country are stereotyped. I am of Italian desent and live in Central Jersey. Can you imagine all the crap
I get when I go to different parts of the counrty? How about Texans? People from California? Chicago? New York? When I listed each of these places,
you probally conjured up an image of a person that our society has "taught" you how that person should look. Is it exactly right? No, it is not,
but that is the way we are, like it or not.