This convinces me there are people in the world who really don’t have enough to do with their time, and maybe should seek counselin’ and/or medication.
Antoine Bueno is one of them. The French sociologist has written a whole book, “Le Petit Livre Bleu” (“The Little Blue Book”) on the subject of ‘Smurf Racism’ (new term coined here!)
In it, he claims the lil innocent blue people are livin’ in a blue world packed with racial propaganda, a “totalitarian utopia, steeped in Stalinism and Nazism”.
Not the lil *blue* people???
Per Mr. Bueno, Papa Smurf is the dictator of the village; an authoritarian figure, and that their lack of private property and collective-style economy is a clear nod to socialism. Meanwhile, their enemy seems Jewish: Gargamel, the monster that haunts the village, matches negative Jewish caricatures and his cat’s name (the monster has a cat?) is Azrael (and that means what?), the French author writes, while Smurfette, for a long time the only female in the village, is a blonde vision of Aryan perfection.
Get the f*ck outta here!
Actually, there were Black Smurfs. They were the sick ones; when the lil blue purple and red ones got stung by a fly (black at that!) they got sick, turned Black, and lost all trace of intelligence-went crazy. ‘Completely moronic’ , in his words….they didnt even talk; just made some crazy ‘gnap‘ sound. US publishers refused to publish the first books for this reason. Years later, but before the animated series was developed in 1981, they were re-colored to purple. The Purple Smurfs (original French title Les Schtroumpfs Noirs, literally The Black Smurfs) is the first album of the original French-language ‘Smurfs’ comic series created by Belgian artist Peyo, first published in 1963.
The lil Black mofo’s do appear in the Black Forest level of “The Smurfs“ game for the Super Nintendo. Just so you know…
And here I thought they were just innocent lil blue blockheads, dancin’ in their innocent lil blue world…
Hollywood is not too happy about all this. They are plannin’ a big budget 3D film about the Smurfs due for release in August. Wonder how this will affect the bottom line…
Ain’t life just grand?