Sunday, June 05, 2011

Icky National Socialists

Somewhere during that slow fade between wakefulness and sleep, I have always known this to be true:

Smurfs Are Sexist Nazis ...

In deconstructing the culture and lifestyle habits of the Smurfs ("les schtroumpfs"), French sociologist Antoine Buéno depicts the little blue creatures as racist, sexist, anti-Semitic "archetype[s] of totalitarian society imbued with Stalinism and Nazism. ..."

I always was uncomfortable watching all those Hanna-Barbera episodes of the Little Blue People. And I could never quite put my finger on why. But now the scales ... blinds ... windshield wipers ... have fallen from my eyes. And I see the old Smurfy realities with new clarity, fresh understanding.

Sony Pictures cannot be pleased.


stevenem said...

Mr. Bueno clearly has a little bit too much free time on his hands. On the other hand, this might be one of the cleverest movie publicity schemes ever conceived.

Anonymous said...

EEEwwww. They're BLUE! I wonder what the color of their blood is when you step on them?

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