Fox News devoted multiple segments on Monday morning to complaining that The Muppets are the latest victim of “cancel culture” because Disney’s streaming service has added a short disclaimer to 18 episodes of The Muppet Show warning about potentially offensive content.
Last week, Disney+ began adding the disclaimer to the classic television show, which originally aired in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The 12-second message notes that the “program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” adding that while the content remains intact they “want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.”
One of the old episodes flagged with the disclaimer, for example, shows singer Johnny Cash performing in front of a Confederate battle flag, which has become a symbol of white nationalism and white supremacy. The Los Angeles Times reported that the disclaimer was added to other episodes featuring negative, stereotypical depictions of Native Americans and people from the Middle East.
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