Does cartoon violence count?

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I was watching the commentaries for the Looney Tunes Vol. 1 Disk 1, Bugs Bunny.  The commentator said, “I love cartoon violence because it doesn’t really count.  It’s a cartoon.  It’s not like real violence like Iraq or murder…”  The cartoon that was being commentated on was the 1952 “Rabbit Kin” where Bugs gives Pete several lumps on the head, then gives him too many lumps and then pounds the lumps back in, in which the commentator said, “That’s violent in and of itself…but I just love cartoon violence!”

So, what’s your opinion?  Does cartoon violence count?

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