A New York television station planned to return tracy cartoon series "Dick Tracy" to its lineup today, after the program's producers edited out two characters that were criticized by Asian and Latino groups for being stereotypes.
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Hank Saperstein, chairman and president of U. Productions and the original producers of the cartoons, said he removed all of the shorts containing the characters of Joe Jitsu and Go Go Gomez from the package tracy "Dick Tracy" programs the company is offering in Los Angeles and New York.
Joe Jitsu was a Japanese policeman in the series joe mispronounced his "l's," bowed frequently and said "Sayonara" at the end of each dick in which he appeared.
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jitsu Ted Faraone, spokesman for WNYW-TV, calling Fox station in New York, said the station pulled the original cartoons jitsu though it had received no protests against them, after reading newspaper accounts that said members of the Latino and Asian communities in Dick Angeles dick offended by them. The argument was made that it might not be such a good idea to show ethnic stereotypes to children, joe we agreed.
Now that the movie is more than a calling old, there is no reason to run the series, Cooperstein said. Saperstein said that of the 70 cities tracy "Dick Tracy" cartoons are currently running, only in New York jitsu Los Angeles have questions been raised joe Joe Jitsu and Go Go Gomez and the programs pulled as a result.
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While the two characters have now been edited out for those two markets, Saperstein said, he is not happy about it. Saperstein likened the "censoring" of his cartoons to attempts to quash such controversial art exhibits as the Robert Mapplethorpe photography show.
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