All 5 seasons of The Muppet Present arrived on Disney Plus this previous Friday. And relying on which episode you might be streaming, chances are you’ll obtain a content material disclaimer warning of doubtless offensive materials featured within the episode.
Disney included a content material warning for 18 episodes of the comedy present. The disclaimer, as pictured beneath, has been added to some episodes, warning viewers that the episode featured could embrace “detrimental depictions and/or mistreatment of individuals or cultures.” Regardless of the controversial materials some episodes include, Disney determined to depart these episodes to “acknowledge the [offensive content’s] dangerous impression, be taught from it, and spark dialog to create a extra inclusive future collectively.”
One instance of this disclaimer is in season 5, episode 14, which singer Johnny Money hosted. Within the episode, Money sings in entrance of a Accomplice battle flag, which, in trendy occasions, has been related to white nationalists and white supremacy.
This isn’t the primary time Disney has issued content material warnings earlier than sure content material on its service. Some older films in Disney’s library additionally embrace the identical content material warning for racist or insensitive stereotypes, together with 1941’s Dumbo and 1953’s Peter Pan. These movies have additionally been not too long ago faraway from Disney Plus “Children” profiles for viewers aged seven or youthful.