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The Smurfs is 'anti-Semitic and racist'.

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    Yeah, because when little kids look at these:

    Thats the first thing that pops into there heads
    Geez, people like to read into things wayyyy to much
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    If anyone actually takes this **** seriously then they deserve to be shot. I can see what the dude is trying to say, but he clearly has far too much free time on his hands (enough to watch a tv show that hasn't been on for years, clearly).

    **** you, I loved The Smurfs :awesome:
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    You can find anything if you look for it, make enough toast and you'll see Jesus, it doesn't mean it's there. I've never seen The Smurfs as racist or anti-Semitic, heck, when I was little I didn't even know what a Jew was, let alone the stereotypes. It's just a ridiculous way of getting attention.
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    There's a new movie coming out on August 12th, but it doesn't look that great to me!
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    ...the book claims. "Gargamel is ugly, dirty, with a hooked nose (who) is fascinated by gold".
    Sounds like a dirty old man who has a husk of a soul and only desires money. If you immediatly equate that to be a Jewish caricature, then I think that says a lot more about you than me.

    Frankly no child is gonna think 'dirty jew' from that description, unless the child was already anti-semitic in the first place. The guy was clearly looking for anti-semitism from the outset here.
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    So anyone who wears red is giving "a nod" to Stalin?

    Father Christmas must be like the devil, then.
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    :lol:
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    So Stalin is screwing an Aryan girl, whilst trying to protect his comrades from either a magical Jew/or a fly that turns them black.

    One word...

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    PS. Profile Avatar changed to the evil Jew and his evil Jew cat
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    (Original post by s_libra)
    There's a new movie coming out on August 12th, but it doesn't look that great to me!
    All the more reason to nip this problem in the bud straight away then. The new film will no doubt rekindle millions of children's interest in the Smurfs, making the problem worse than ever. I wonder what hate-fuelling subliminal messages will sneak their way into the film...
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    (Original post by Jingers)
    The Smurfs are blue.
    Well done, detective.
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    (Original post by Fallen)
    So anyone who wears red is giving "a nod" to Stalin?

    Father Christmas must be like the devil, then.
    No, it's more the fact that Papa Smurf is the indisputed leader of the state and none of the other Smurfs can challenge his position. Hardly a democracy is it? And if you think about it, there are even more sinister similarities to autocratic regimes, but I won't go into them right now...
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    All I can say is, I'm not racist, I love jews, I think Hitler was evil, and I loved the Smurfs. :B
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    What does red smurf means ? Communist are evil invader from space ??? Or a alien-scocialist propaganda, because he does not go to space, other smurf disguise in communist from space to wrong him or maybe they reveal their true nature to these naive smurf . (in the comic he does not go to space, but the others pretend to, to make the smurf happy).

    That's guy is just moronic. I think in the US they change the book to "purple smurf". PC gone mad.
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    (Original post by SaracottaPie)
    All I can say is, I'm not racist, I love jews, I think Hitler was evil, and I loved the Smurfs. :B
    Yes, yes, yes. That's all fine and dandy, and you would say that, but the point is that through subtle messages and allegory, the show spawns subtle prejudices. You probably aren't even aware that you have them...
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    (Original post by Chocothunder)
    Yes, yes, yes. That's all fine and dandy, and you would say that, but the point is that through subtle messages and allegory, the show spawns subtle prejudices. You probably aren't even aware that you have them...
    Then why do these subtle preferences matter if I'm not aware and therefore don't act on them? Surely it's the ones you notice and act on that determine if a show is bad or not?
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    But, but, I like Smurfs

    Seriously though, I don't think any child is going to become a Nazi from watching The Smurfs :rolleyes: There are much worse influences than an innocent kids' show. No need to overexaggerate.

    Really, they're cute little blue creatures with funny hats. Come on.
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    (Original post by Chocothunder)
    No, it's more the fact that Papa Smurf is the indisputed leader of the state and none of the other Smurfs can challenge his position. Hardly a democracy is it? And if you think about it, there are even more sinister similarities to autocratic regimes, but I won't go into them right now...
    children live in a world were there parents are the undisputed leaders and they can't challenge their authority.if anything having an disputed leader named papa smurf would just make the show more relateable to them.:confused: papa smurf represents a father figure not stalin
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    (Original post by Chocothunder)
    I just read this article by the Telegraph, which describes a French academic, Antoine Buéno, who has recently written a book explaining how the popular children's television show The Smurfs is both racist and anti-Semitic, and contains numerous references to Stalinism and Nazism.



    I personally hadn't noticed these insidious yet horrendous undertones, which children have now been exposed to for decades, but now that I'm aware of them, I firmly believe that The Smurfs should be taken off our screens completely, and that the brand should be utterly erased.

    Just think of the awful messages that this kind of stereotyping would convey to a young and impressionable mind. No wonder we have so many problems regarding race and religion nowadays, when children are being exposed to such filth from such a young age.

    I'm glad that I was seldom exposed to The Smurfs as a child, as I now consider myself to have a fair and unprejudiced view towards all races, colours and religions, which I'm sure unfortunately can't be said for a large portion of those who did used to watch The Smurfs, and have inadvertently absorbed the hateful messages which it contains.

    So what do the members of TSR think should be done about this problem? Should the government be doing more to regulate subtle xenophobic messages contained in television programmes? Should parents be warned of the dangers of exposing their children to this sort of broadcasting? What do you guys think?

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    was going to construct a good argument against your comments, and disagree with your firm ideology about 'utterly erasing the brand'. however, i'm going to pick my nose instead, as its a more valid use of my time.
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    (Original post by Maccees)
    If you didn't realise it, and I know I didn't realise it, and it took a French academic to scrutinize it and rite a report on it, then how the hell do you expect it to actually effect anyone?

    It's not even as if the cartoon is mainstream any more.

    Besides, it sounds like crap anyway.

    french academics have been talking left-wing relativistic bull-**** for the best part of hundred years.
    if only they'd left their libraries and put in a decent effort in world war II.
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    (Original post by Chocothunder)
    No, it's more the fact that Papa Smurf is the indisputed leader of the state and none of the other Smurfs can challenge his position. Hardly a democracy is it? And if you think about it, there are even more sinister similarities to autocratic regimes, but I won't go into them right now...
    Plenty of kids films and programs have autocratic leaders in them.
    Are you telling me that every production with a king in it is promoting autocracy? It's just entertainment, deal with it.

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