An Egypt official has blamed ‘Tom and Jerry’ cartoons for violence in the Middle East. Yes seriously.
Add this to the list of reasons for violence and extremism in the middle east.
Tom and Jerry cartoons.
That’s what the head of Egypt’s State Information Service declared in a speech this week at Cairo University. And, oh yes, in case the audience didn’t take him seriously about his theories on the dim-witted cat and the pesky mouse, he offered two more reasons: video games and violent movies.
Tom and Jerry portrays “the violence in a funny manner and sends the message that, yes, I can hit him … and I can blow him up with explosives. It becomes set in (the viewer’s) mind that this is natural,” SIS head Salah Abdel Sadek told the audience…
We here at Whaleoil take our cartoons very seriously. Since we have already had a complaint to the Human Rights Commission, I think that as responsible publishers we should warn you of the possible side effects of reading Whaleoil.