Check out this clip (above) of French sociologist and author Antoine Buéno, who asserts in his new book "Le Petit Livre Bleu," that seemingly innocent cartoon is actually filled with HOriffic racial propaganda, and as he explains, "the embodiment of a totalitarian utopia, steeped in Stalinism and Nazism."
Apparently, Papa Smurf is not only an authoritarian, and the way he runs their collective "economy" with no private property is a metaphor for a socialist society. Meanwhile, the villainous Gargamel is actually just a caricuture of Jewish people, and Smurfette represents aryan perfection!
"The first comic strip, 'The Black Smurfs,' was intimately concerned with what you might classify as a racial threat. Because in that album, the smurfs are sick. And when they're sick, they don't turn purple or red or anything like that, they become black. And when they become black, they lose all trace of intelligence. THey become completely moronic. And further more, they can no longer speak, they just go 'nyap nyap nyap.'"
Well, you can't argue that he's certainly given this a lot of thought!
And he is RIGHT about The Black Smurfs comic, which was banned in the United States for its disgusting racial connotations.
But STILL! If you analyze anything deeply enough, you can draw the patterns that you want to support an argument. This one just happens to make some pretty inneresting ones!
She was created by the archenemy of the Smurfs, wicked sorcerer Gargamel, in an effort to use her as a saboteur against the Smurfs.
Gargamel's plan failed though when Papa Smurf took pity and reversed her spell, turning Smurfette into a real, live Smurf! From that point on, she became much more attractive, and became desired by ALL the Smurfs! Watch out, Russell Brand!
We'll get to see much more of Smurfette when the movie is released on August 3, 2011.
They sold these precious wedding pics for charity, and that generous gesture just makes us even happier to see them!
And it sounds like everyone was happy on that big day as their friends and family burst into applause when George and his British human rights barrister bride were announced as husband and wife.
Even though all eyes were on the big Hollywood wedding, they kept it all close to home as they had Nora Sagal, the daughter of friends, sing Irving Berlin's Always at their ceremony, which is the same song George's parents danced to at their wedding. This seriously proves George is a true romantic!
We mean, just check out what he's already saying about married life: