So Where Does That Leave the Furor

…over Yo Quiero Taco Bell, considering the Mexican attitude?

A comic-book character popular in Mexico for generations has run into a cultural barrier at the border, where Americans see him as a racist caricature.
… “This is absolutely insensitive toward race, in particular the African-American culture, and also people of color,” Quannel X said. “This is poking fun at the physical features of an entire people.”
But Mexican readers who grew up following the shenanigans of Memin say critics need to look beyond the cover and understand the stories.

Mexicans weren’t quite so understanding about the cute little dog…

…or another cartoon character years before him.

9 Responses to “So Where Does That Leave the Furor”

  1. Skyler says:

    I love the Frito Bandito! And Speedy Gonzalez too.
    But although the little dog is mildly cute, I have to tell you that I have boycotted Taco Bell since the mid 80’s (until my recent marriage) because of this use of communist imagery in a flattering way. My wife doesn’t share my penchant for tilting at windmills and has insisted that she likes their tacos no matter what I thought of their advertising.
    She also convinced me to give up my boycott of cable tv because of GHW Bush’s extension of the FCC power to regulate cable signals (even though the FCC was created solely to regulate airwaves since electromagnetic energy doesn’t stay within state boundaries). I think the marriage has been good for me. Besides, there are no good shows on broadcast tv anymore.

    ( {8^P )
    SHE has been good for you. Trust moi.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Ah, the Frito Bandito! What a cool character he is!
    Oops….guess I’m a racist.

  4. Skyler says:

    rotflmaouitbapo. I have no idea what that acronym of yours can be.

  5. It’s only racist when gringos do it. I thought you knew that.
    And I don’t know that acronym either. Hell, I don’t even know the part of Skyler’s after “rotflmao”.

  6. Skyler says:

    rolling on the floor laughing my ass off until I turn blue and pass out

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Sis’s head hit the keyboard again?

  8. nightfly says:

    I think it’s “Don’t make me come over there and act with your nose.”
    Or something.

  9. mojo says:

    Don’t forget “The Killer Bees”…

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