Fox Network’s purported patriotism does not apparently extended to its web channel Animation Domination High-Def, which is celebrating Independence Day with an Captain American cartoon proclaiming we’re in #1 in all the wrong ways. It highlights shameful statistics about America’s standing in the world in regard to education but most of the stats are related to Americans insatiable appetite for resources like meat. A third of Americans are obese as illustrated by fat versions of the Avengers: Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and Hulk.
While everything listed may be true, it’s presented in such a mean-spirited manner. There’s no punchline other than America sucks. It’s difficult to imagine a Black Panther cartoon being released on the anniversary of the end of Apartheid that makes fun of Africa’s problems such as AIDS, anti-gay legislation, female genital mutilation and poverty despite billions in charity from countries including America.