This week’s podcast: Samurai Jack controversy
This week, students at Yale exposed how truly uninformed they are after accusing Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky of cultural appropriation, sexism, and homophobia…with nothing to back up their complaints.
The character accused of being a bad stereotype of gay men, a robot named Scaramouche, is instead a reference to Sammy Davis Jr., a heterosexual entertainer. In spite of a strong female lead playing off zero stereotypes of women, a false accusation is made. The show itself does viewers a favor introducing viewers to a foreign culture, but “cultural appropriation” is the complaint.
And sadly, uninformed whining happens at 4 year institutions across the country…tragically destroying the fight against real discrimination!
Enough is enough-lets get a dictionary before making accusations of an “ism” from now on!