The Disclaimer states, “These stereotypes were wrong then and are now incorrect.” “Instead of removing this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful effects, learn from it and spark conversations together to make it more inclusive.”
Disney + has added a content disclaimer to The Muppet Show. On the content details page of the series, Munch issued an advisory note stating that the program contained “negative portrayals and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.”
Disclaimer continues, “Disney is committed to creating stories with inspiring and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience worldwide.” “To learn more about how stories have influenced society’s journey: www.Disney.com/StoriesMatter.”
The Disney Stories initiative states that the streaming platform is “in the process of reviewing our library and adding advice to content that includes negative depictions or mistreatment of people or cultures.”
“Instead of removing this content, we see an opportunity for open dialogue on conversation and history that affects all of us. We also want to acknowledge that some communities are completely erased or forgotten, and We are committed to giving voice to their stories. At the same time, ”says Pahl.
Five seasons of The Muppet Show, which aired from 1977 to 1981, became available to stream on Disney + on Friday. Other titles receiving a mentor include Aristotle, Dumbo, Peter Pan, and the Swiss Family Robinson. The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Disney + for comment.