If you’re not going to elaborate on what aspects are offensive (or what you believe to be the specific issue) I’m not sure why you commented on my OP. I’m not trying to be mean here, but it just feels like mindless arguing rather than an intellectual assessment for us to learn.Others have already enumerated what is problematic about the two versions of Trader Sam, and I don't really have anything to add to their observations.
We don't know what questions the people making these decisions are asking themselves. I've seen nothing to suggest that they're asking the wrong questions.
I said nothing about the age of the depictions! And while I hope whatever we create today will stand the test of time, I wouldn't be at all surprised if attitudes shift again in the future, requiring further adaptations. Such shifts are simply an unavoidable part of human history.
You’re not convincing me that Sam is an issue. I already share that opinion with you. But even if I didn’t think he was, the “he’s bad end of story” tactic probably wouldn’t convince me, as I’m sure it’s not convincing many others who don’t hold the opinion that he’s offensive.