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Disney + displays warning in episodes of The Muppets for prejudice and mistreatment

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Disney + has been showing alerts on episodes of The Muppet Show (1976-1981), which premiered on the streaming service in the United States last Friday (19). The warning serves as an attempt at historical redress, motivated by representations considered biased or racist in attraction.

“This program includes negative representations and / or mistreatment of people and cultures. These stereotypes were wrong at that time and are wrong now. Instead of removing this content, we want to recognize its harmful impact, learn from it and foster discussion. to create a more inclusive future together “, informs the alert.

Following, the company states: “Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of human experience around the planet”.

Disney also indicates its own website where it reports other cases of racism and prejudiced representations in its works, such as Aristogatas (1970), Dumbo (1941) and Peter Pan (1953).

Several other productions have been criticized for reproducing racist thoughts from past times, such as … E o Vento Levou (1939), or representing black characters who, in the plots, only have the function of extolling the white protagonists, such as À Espera de Um Miracle (1999) and Ghost: On the Other Side of Life (1990).

Check below the warning that has been shown in Disney + programs and films, such as The Muppet Show:

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