Disney Updates Content Warning For Racism In Its Movies
Provided By - Video Elephant on October 16, 2020
Disney has updated the content advisory notice that's shown at the start of classic films on their streaming service Disney+.
Before some of the company’s classic films begin, a notice shows up warning viewers of stereotyping and racism.
In the message, the company acknowledges that “these stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now”.
We want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it, and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together, Disney’s Content Advisory Notice.
This notice now appears in films such as Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, and Lady and the Tramp.
Disney added its content warning about racism in November 2019. However, the notice was much shorter.
The 2019 notice read: “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions”.
Disney’s 1946 movie Song of the South has been removed from Disney+ due to racism.
This is because the movie perpetuates the racist myth that slaves were happy working in cotton fields.
Song of the South has never been released on video or DVD in the United States