A Facebook meme falsely claims the Looney Tunes character Yosemite Sam has been banned from television due to his use of guns and violence.
... On 26 May 2016 the Facebook page "Politically Incorrect America" shared the self-created meme displayed above, holding that the popular Looney Tunes character Yosemite Sam, whose most prominent characteristic is his aggressive gunslinging,
had been banned from television for being too violent:
I was banned from television for being to [sic] violent. Like & Share, if you grew up watching me on television, carry a gun, and haven't shot or killed anyone!
A large number of commenters expressed skepticism about the meme's claim, and when [we] attempted to turn up even a single anecdotal report of Yosemite Sam's having been banned from the airwaves, we came up short. If such a ban has ever been in place, no trace of it exists in any news archive we could locate. ...
We had never heard of Sam being banned from general circulation. Disney's Song of the South, yes. And various Warners cartoons containing over-the-top racial stereotypes. But Sam? Why would a little gun-play get you voted off the continent? It's what America does.