Hispanic social media users push back after NY Times columnist attacks “Speedy Gonzales” cartoon character

Hispanic social media users are pushing back after NY Times columnist Charles Blow attacked cartoon character “Speedy Gonzales.”

In his NY Times piece, Blow claims Speedy Gonzales “friends helped popularize the corrosive stereotype of the drunk and lethargic Mexicans”

In the same piece he accses Pepe Le Pew of normalizing “rape culture.”

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias fired back at Blow, writing “I am the voice of Speedy Gonzales in the new Space Jam. Does this mean they are gonna try to cancel Fluffy too? U can’t catch me cancel culture. I’m the fastest mouse in all of Mexico 💨”

Iglesisas also shared a animated GIF of Speedy Gonzales.

Others rushed to defend Speedy as well: