The Dark Origins of Disney's Goofy Character

Disney's affable Goofy character is hard to dislike. His silly and clumsy antics probably brought you joy as a child. But a little history may make you think twice before laughing as an adult. Read more below on Goofy's offensive origins.

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GOOFY IS A LOVABLE DISNEY STAPLE. But before he was Mickey's best friend or the beloved frontman of the Goof Troop, his beginnings were less than pure

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GOOFY WAS CREATED AS A RACIST CARICATURE OF BLACK PEOPLE. WALT DISNEY'S MICKEYMOUSE LI MICKEY'S REVUE His first appearance was in a 1932 short called

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A FAMILIAR RACIST STEREOTYPE? In his first appearance, he was depicted as a loud audience member at a theater who annoyed everyone around him. CRACKED

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HE EVOLVED INTO DIPPY THE GOOF. IT DISNDYS STOUy DIPDY GOOF THi 1066 Sound like too much of a stretch to call his origins racist? Maybe you'll belie

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FROM A DISNEY INTERNAL AUDIT: CHARACTI'R AMALXSIS OF iE GOOF In my opiinion tho Gocf, hithorto, as bcen a veak car- toon charactr tecauce both his pnySource: Michael Sporn Animation

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HE STRAIGHT-UP CALLS GOOFY THE N-WORD: Think of tho Goof 3 a ccmnosito of an vorlaatinrt Op- tilist, a gulliblo Good Sawartan, a Jallr-vit, a onirt- 1Source: Michael Sporn Animation

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THERE'S NO PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY. Goofy's origins were racist. CRACKED.COM

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