Animals, Food, and Gif: White people killed an entire ethnicity of Blacks &
made a cartoon about it for all to laugh at.
The last of the Tasmanians, William Lanr
died in 1869. With his death, the Tasma
became extinct due to genocide.
I looked it up just to be sure and this shit is Fr y'all
The Tasmanian people had a dialect and way of life that was different from other Aborigines. The British killed the men and women of the tribes and took away their food supply when they first arrived. Later they tried to “civilize” the Tasmanians and subject them to foreign diseases to kill off the last of them. The last full-blood Tasmanian woman was said to have lived until the year1888.
at this point, what isnt racist in this country??!!
WHAT THE FUCK
As a History Concentration with a rather unsettling love for Looney Tunes and other classic cartoons, I never thought that I’d see the day where my two completely unrelated passions merged up so wonderfully.
And yet, here we are.
So let’s talk about Tasmania, shall we?
Actually, pretty much everything that the OP said about Tasmania is correct.
By the way, her name was Truganini (Nickname:
Lallah Rookh.) If you’re going to use her legacy to try to criticize an old cartoon character you should at least give her the common courtesy of a name.
Now then, let’s talk about Looney Tunes.
Or more specifically, let us talk about the Tasmanian Devil.
Taz for short.
Fun, energetic, hungry, and not a racist portrayal in any way, shape, or form.
The statement that Taz is a racist portrayal of the Tasmanian people is completely and one hundred percent wrong.
Now I know what you’re thinking…
“Alright marauders4evr, what is the Tasmanian Devil based off of?”
Well, Im glad that you asked.
Gather ‘round and listen closely now because this is going to be one of the greatest revelations that you will ever hear in your mortal lives.
The Tasmanian Devil…
…is based off of the Tasmanian Devil!
It’s a real animal!
An energetic animal who eats everything in its sight.
And Robert McKimson based a character off of it.
Speaking of one of the great men behind Looney Tunes…
Let’s talk about Mel Blanc!
I love him!
I wish that I could have met him!
He’s one of my late heroes.
Phenomenal voice actor.
The best that has ever existed.
The Man of 1000 Voices he’s called.
(And that’s an underestimate!)
The point is that he took a lot of pride in his work.
So what did he base Taz’s dialect off of?
I can tell you right now that it wasn’t the Tasmanian people.
Mel Blanc based the sound of the Tasmanian Devil…
…off of the Tasmanian Devil!
Here’s a clip of Taz’s dialect:
And here’s a clip of the Tasmanian Devil’s scream:
(Chilling, ain’t it?)
(On a side note, I just love to imagine Mel in the recording booth, screaming and growling before calmly doing Bugs’ voice!)
What happened to the Tasmanian people truly is saddening and I wish that it hadn’t happened.
THE TASMANIAN DEVIL (TAZ) IS NOT A RACIST PORTRAYAL IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM
THE TASMANIAN DEVIL IS A REAL ANIMAL!
MEL BLANC WAS AWESOME AND DESERVES YOUR UTMOST RESPECT!
T-T-T-T-T-T-THAT’S ALL FOLKS!
There’s enough actual, legitimate racism in this world. Speak out against that instead of making shit up.
I thought it was common knowledge that all the animals in Looney Tunes were based on actual animals, and aren’t meant to represent people.