Disney Plus now warns viewers of racist stereotypes in older films, including 'Peter Pan,' 'Dumbo,' and 'The Jungle Book'
Added 10-19-20 07:14:07am EST - “The 12-second, unskippable message on Disney Plus says that "rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact."” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Disney Plus now warns viewers of racist stereotypes in older films, including 'Peter Pan,' 'Dumbo,' and 'The Jungle Book'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
"Peter Pan," "Dumbo," and "The Jungle Book" now feature stronger, unskippable warnings about racist stereotypes on Disney's streaming service.
A message that flashes on screen before the start of some older films on Disney Plus tells viewers that the upcoming program "includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or culture."
"These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now," it continues. "Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together."
The advisory message also appears before the start of "Aladdin," "Lady and The Tramp," "The Aristocats," and "Swiss Family Robinson."
Disney first introduced similar disclaimers, albeit weaker ones, in November 2019, which read: "This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions."
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