I don't get what specifically about King Louie codes as "black", it's not nearly as straightforward as the crows in Dumbo or the cats in Lady & the Tramp. Louis basically plays himself - a goofy jazz singer. His overriding goal is to get the secret of fire from Mowgli (who is also, incidentally, not white). The argument that a white guy acting (arguably) like a black guy while expressing a desire to be more like another non-white character is RACIST seems pretty convoluted to me.
― heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
haha i'd forgotten the cats in 'lady and the tramp,' i assumed abbs was referring to the stereotyped italian chefs!
― (The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
― the Dandy Club (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
"where we finding baby there are milk nearby"
― the Dandy Club (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:39 (1 year ago) Permalink