Along the same lines, how many of you are big fans of those classic, hilarious Looney Toons cartoons? Who isn’t, right? Right. So you no doubt recall a little character named Speedy Gonzales, “the fastest mouse in all M?xico,” with his trademark oversized sombrero, cousin Slowpoke Rodriquez and accent.
Speedy routinely outruns “el gringo gato” Sylvester, Daffy Duck and others who invade his turf. He helps out the poor mice in town, who often starve because their leaders hog all the cheese for themselves – much like the old communist party big wigs. There is, in short, not a thing wrong with how this mouse portrays Mexicans. On the contrary, Cartoon Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg admitted to Fox that Speedy is “hugely popular” in Latin America!