love when cartoons break the fourth wall. .. They originally added the white gloves so hand gestures would be easier to distinguish, which didn't really work with black fingers. love when cartoons break the fourth wall They originally added white gloves so hand gestures would be easier to distinguish which didn't really work with black fingers
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#3 - heafi
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(04/26/2013) [-]
They originally added the white gloves so hand gestures would be easier to distinguish, which didn't really work with black fingers.
#140 to #3 - anon
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(05/01/2013) [-]
That's not quite the situation
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#141 to #3 - anon
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That's not quite the situation. Mickey's Mellerdrammer is a short film released by Disney in 1933. The premise is that of Mickey and friends putting on a stage production of Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

In the production, Mickey plays Uncle Tom. Mickey was dressed in blackface: Exaggerated orange lips, bushy sidewhiskers made out of cotton, and his now-famous white gloves.

This film, along with other films released by Disney, led to the belief that Walt Disney himself was racist. However, most Disney scholars agree that Disney was not racist, but rather racially insensitive, as many people from his time were.

In either case, now you know where Mickey got his white gloves. The cartoon was probably not controversial at the time, but the perception changed as time passed and people's attitudes towards racial insensitivity changed.
#83 to #3 - drunkasaurus
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(04/26/2013) [-]
so that's why black people steal so much ****
#100 to #3 - EdwardNigma
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#4 to #3 - istoleyoursoxs
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(04/26/2013) [-]
that's why mimes wear white gloves
#20 to #3 - watchme
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Blacks don't work in general
#23 to #20 - anon
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(04/26/2013) [-]
But they do work in corporal.
#103 to #23 - pootakka
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(04/26/2013) [-]
I guess no one understood you. Oh well, sucks for you.
#5 - marsupilami
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Because of reasons...
#90 to #5 - trivdiego
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(04/26/2013) [-]
just imagine how bad that would hurt. chafing and ****
#18 - xdjerredlongxd
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#40 - dustypengwin
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#63 to #40 - twi
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feg
#76 to #63 - dustypengwin
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(04/26/2013) [-]
<3333333333333333
#7 - faithrider
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(04/26/2013) [-]
deadpool, 4th wall master
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#58 - jedisquirrel
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#133 to #58 - matheomaidana
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#61 to #58 - crimzonsoulreaper
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(04/26/2013) [-]
I don't even...
#88 to #58 - stormtrooperbob
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#73 - sirevivitan
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#118 to #73 - festinas
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Mini mouse wears gloves too....Oh god
Mini mouse wears gloves too....Oh god
#113 - freakyfingers
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(04/26/2013) [-]
And he was never seen in any Disney movie again
#116 to #113 - lamarisagoodname
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(04/26/2013) [-]
wait... you're right!
wait... you're right!
#117 to #113 - festinas
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Just a minor slip, wont happen again.
#81 - seniorawesomesauce
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(04/26/2013) [-]
because back when cartoons were black and white, it was hard for the characters drawn predominately in black to do hand gestures over their own body, so gloves were used.   
   
Also, ever notice how Mickey's ears are always facing the camera? That's because otherwise his ears wouldn't make sense to draw
because back when cartoons were black and white, it was hard for the characters drawn predominately in black to do hand gestures over their own body, so gloves were used.

Also, ever notice how Mickey's ears are always facing the camera? That's because otherwise his ears wouldn't make sense to draw
#84 to #81 - simplescience
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(04/26/2013) [-]
As the hammer phases through the trophy in your .gif
#65 - pellonpoika
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(04/26/2013) [-]
I have always wondered the exact same thing but maybe they are just for looks... here's a semi-related gif :)
I have always wondered the exact same thing but maybe they are just for looks... here's a semi-related gif :)