My home page is The Age website; tonight an article caught my eye that I had to click the link on to find out more, the article: Outrage as Smurfs called racist. The article is about how a french novelist and lecturer says that, “…the blue figures represent an “archetype of totalitarian society imbued with Stalinism and Nazism…”
The best summary I found was this video from The Hinterland Gazette, the best line of this happens at the end…. don’t want to spoil it but it is priceless!
Now to the issue – racism?
Firstly I’d like to point out that The Smurfs are a fictional series, based on magical little creatures called Elves. At what point did magic need to become politically correct?
According to dictionary.com Magic is: