I doubt people thinking Sam and Max were gay got them taken off the air. I guess it worked with Ren and Stimpy... but Sam and Max have no sign whatsoever of any sort of affection towards eachother. They both act incredibly weird and inhuman. That's why the death scene in Bad Day on the Moon was so intense. (At least to me.)
Anyways, you could make the same point that The Three Stooges are a bunch of wandering circle jerkers. Or possibly that Bugs Bunny enjoys crossdressing and kissing men... oh wait. What about Laurel and Hardy? You think they like trains? Is Charlie Chaplin a child molester? Definitely Captain Kangaroo can relate. And what about Andy Griffith and his nubile, ripe assisant Barney? My collar is starting to sweat.