NEW YORK – Did we see the last one from Pepé Le Pew? The controversial Looney Tunes cartoon skunk is not meant to be used in future projects

The news comes after it was reported that Pepé was scrubbed from the upcoming movie Space Jam 2

Also a recent New York Times opinion piece by columnist Charles M Schlag suggested that the skunk “normalized rape culture”

Despite this column, the Hollywood Reporter says Warner Bros made the decision to postpone the character a year ago

Blow responded to criticism of his demeanor with a tweet: “1 He repeatedly grabs / kisses a girl / stranger without consent and against her will 2 She struggles mightily to get away from him, but he will not release her 3 He locks a door to prevent her from escaping “

The French skunk was introduced in 1945 and often made undesirable advances on other cartoon characters

The new Space Jam movie Space Jam A New Legacy is slated for release on HBO Max in July and features LeBron James alongside Bugs Bunny, Space Ghost and other comic book favorites

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Source: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/pepe-le-pew-canceled