Yeah, I read the whole article that guy quoted. His assertion isn't in there.
Elmer Fudd = 1940
Black Hunter Guy = 1941
Bugs Bunny was not
A Wild Hare, directed by Tex Avery and released on July 27, 1940, is widely considered to be the first official Bugs Bunny cartoon. It is the first short where both Elmer Fudd and Bugs are shown in their fully developed forms as hunter and tormentor, respectively; the first in which Mel Blanc uses what would become Bugs' standard voice; and the first in which Bugs uses his catchphrase, "What's up, Doc?" The short was a huge success in theaters and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film.
I don't know what that guy's agenda is, but he seems to have his facts a little mixed up.
I'd be happy to discuss further via PM.
Wish I could, but I can't yet. Anyway, just wanted to say that the original Elmer Fudd in 1940
and in another cartoon in 1941
wasn't remotely anything like the hunter. I guess the better explanation is that they merged the two because they wanted the hunter character that wasn't offensive (the director Tex Avery left the studio before the cartoon was even aired).
One definite element that was remade into an Elmer Fudd cartoon was the log scene over a cliff. It appeared in All That and Rabbit Stew
and then was reanimated into the 1946 cartoon The Big Snooze