Horrible racism in Looney Tunes did more than discriminate against rabbits, cats, and coyotes. In some old cartoons, Japanese, Native Americans, and Black people were depicted in extremely offensive ways and were often portrayed as villains. Racist Looney Tunes cartoons have been around since the 1930s and are largely reflective of America's feelings during the Great Depression, World War II, and the early stages of the Civil Rights movement. Even the best Looney Tunes characters may not have been excluded from making fun of someone else.
Horribly racist moments from Looney Tunes are some of the most cringeworthy cartoons you've ever seen, possibly even worse than some of the most absurdly racist toy lines produced. In 1968, United Artists pulled eleven shorts deemed too racist to be seen from circulation and they came to be known the "Censored Eleven." Apparently, the shorts were so offensive that it was impossible to just edit them to make them acceptable. Just like horribly racist vintage ads, stereotyping in Looney Tunes will make you cringe. Check out these racist moments in Looney Tunes and vote up the most surprising scenes you can't believe actually aired.