The Muppet Show: Disney+ adds content warning of ‘negative depictions of cultures’

The Muppet Show: Disney+ adds content warning of ‘negative depictions of cultures’

The Guardian

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Studio says it is acknowledging and contextualising culturally offensive material rather than cutting it

Disney+ has added a new disclaimer to old episodes of The Muppet Show, warning of “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures” throughout the series.

The platform began streaming Jim Henson’s family variety show on 19 February but prefaced 18 of its episodes with a content advisory that adds: “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. 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.”

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