Apple has seen racism in the animated series “Tom and Jerry”




Apple concerned about the content of the cartoon “Tom and Jerry”. Now, as reported by TVC, in front of an animated TV series, on display on the multimedia service company, a warning of “ethnic and racial prejudice.”


Warning of the presence in the animated series about the adventures of a cat and mouse racism appeared in iTunes. In disclaimers noted that in a series of cartoons, which were born from 1940 to 1957, can be displayed certain “ethnic and racial prejudice,” once existed in American society. The warning emphasizes that it “was wrong then and is wrong now.”

The publication also notes that a similar warning came on when Amazon Prime Instant.

It is possible that the company saw racism against the first mistress cat Tom – heroine named Mommy-two-slipper (Mammy-two-shoes), which, according to the story, is a dark-skinned housewife. Initially, it is portrayed as a house maid, but then the creators of the cartoon makes its hostess. Mommy-person two-slipper almost never show that exception was a series of «Saturday Evening Puss», where you can see the face of the hostess cat Tom. The prototype of the heroine became a black actress Hattie McDaniel, the owner of the “Oscar” for her role as Mammy in “Gone With the Wind.”


However, in 1954, for reasons of political correctness, Tom replaced hostess. Her name was preserved, but the heroine’s skin became brighter. After 12 years, owner of the cat Tom and does no longer appear in the animated series.

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