Disney+ subscribers will get a notice while selecting Peter Pan or The Aristocats for viewing. The notice will say, “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.” This new content advisory will be there for these two films.
The content was updated after consulting with a third-party advisory council that includes groups like the African American Film Critics Association, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment and GLAAD.
In past times, the Disney+ has put warnings about “outdated cultural depictions” on its film titles since launching, but the latest updated language goes further in cautioning against racist and culturally insensitive depictions in its movies.
The studio said, 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. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe,
It added, “depicted as a racist caricature of East Asian peoples with exaggerated stereotypical traits such as slanted eyes and buck teeth” in The Aristocats, and in Dumbo “the crows and musical number pay homage to racist minstrel shows, where white performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans on Southern plantations,”
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