‘Muppet Present’ now has content material disclaimer warning on Disney+

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Jim Henson’s traditional collection “The Muppet Present” started streaming on Disney+ on Friday, however now comes prefaced with an offensive content material disclaimer.

“This program contains unfavorable depictions and/or mistreatment of individuals or cultures,” the warning reads. “These stereotypes had been fallacious then and are fallacious now. Relatively than take away this content material, we wish to acknowledge its dangerous impression, study from it and spark conversations to create a extra inclusive future collectively.”

The present, which ran for 5 seasons between 1976 and 1981, options the brand new content material warning on 18 episodes, together with these guest-hosted by Steve Martin, Peter Sellers, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Money, Debbie Harry and Marty Feldman, amongst others.

Every episode bears the 12-second disclaimer for a distinct motive, from Money’s look singing in entrance of a Accomplice flag to unfavorable depictions of Native Individuals, Center Easterners and other people from different cultures. Moreover, two episodes from the ultimate season, that includes visitor stars Brooke Shields and employees author Chris Langham, are omitted fully.

Final 12 months, disclaimer warnings had been additionally added to Disney movies like “Peter Pan,” “Aladdin,” “The Jungle E book,” “The Aristocats,” “Girl and the Tramp,” “Dumbo” and “Swiss Household Robinson” for comparable depictions of stereotypes.

“Disney is dedicated to creating tales with inspirational and aspirational themes that mirror the wealthy range of the human expertise across the globe,” the disclaimer continues earlier than redirecting viewers to the corporate’s Tales Matter initiative.

“As a part of our ongoing dedication to range and inclusion, we’re within the strategy of reviewing our library and including advisories to content material that features unfavorable depictions or mistreatment of individuals or cultures,” reads an announcement on the Tales Matter web site. “Relatively than eradicating this content material, we see a possibility to spark dialog and open dialogue on historical past that impacts us all. We additionally wish to acknowledge that some communities have been erased or forgotten altogether and we’re dedicated to giving voice to their tales as nicely.”

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