Cartoon Black History: Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck was the most victimized black character on any sized screen since Birth of a Nation. Even the fact that he dabbled in priesthood did nothing for what was seen first… his melanin. But he kept the collar as a way to keep closeness to God.
Bugs Bunny, Daffy’s “friend”, was the quintessential devil-on-the-shoulder. Daffy didn’t understand he was being bullied nor that he got in with the wrong crowd. Bugs was to Daffy as COINTELPRO was to The Black Panther Party; destroying Daffy by being closest to him. Bugs even introduced Daffy to minstrel shows, for Christ sake.
One night, Daffy broke into a house that would be his last. Elmer Fudd, land owner and skilled marksman, unwittingly brought an end to Daffy Duck’s reign of rabbit-coerced terror. (*WARNING* the following picture is graphic!)
This was taken immediately after being shot (presumably by Bunny). Daffy Duck was placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for acquiring the most bullet wounds without dying. After his body finally gave out, 50 Cent became the recipient of that title.