Disney Plus updates stereotype warning

Recently, it has been noticed that many older movies and TV series contain stereotypes and racist expressions, something that has led to a purge of services such as Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime Video.

Disney Plus, for its part, has mostly contented itself with a warning stating “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions ”, a formulation that many critics consider to be in the weakest team.

Now reports BBC that the warning has been tightened and now it says “This program includes negative depictions and / or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now ”.

Many classic Disney movies have been provided with the new warning, including Lady and the Chest, Aristocats, Dumbo, The Jungle Book and Peter Pan. In these films we get to see Siamese cats, a crow named Jim Crow, an orangutan who sings jazz and people who dress up as Indians and talk about “redskins”.

According to Disney, they have chosen to keep the films in question because they “want to acknowledge its harmful effects, learn from the mistakes and start a conversation that creates a future that is more inclusive”.

In this context, it can be mentioned that some films will not be shown on Disney Plus at all, including the Song of the South from 1946 which is considered to give a beautifying picture of slavery.