Three Cheers for Oversized Yellow Sombreros
Despite being "hugely popular" on the Cartoon Network Latin America, Speedy Gonzalez will no longer be seen here in the land of his birth. The Cartoon Network has stated quite clearly that they have zero interest in enduring any negative publicity or defending common sense: "We're not about pushing the boundary. We're not HBO." True enough. How sad, though, that just as black actors are finally getting the Oscars they deserve, the Academy Award-winning (Best Animated Short, 1955) Hispanic mouse we all love is being forced off the air. Land of Opportunity indeed.