Community and The Golden Girls have turn out to be the most recent sitcoms to have their blackface episodes purged from streaming companies. Netflix and Hulu initiated the Neighborhood removing, slicing the Season 2 episode “Superior Dungeons & Dragons,” through which Ken Jeong‘s character Ben Chang dons full-body black make-up. Hulu additionally eliminated “Combined Emotions,” a Season three episode of The Golden Women, which options Rose (Betty White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) testing out mud masks and saying the road, “That is mud on our faces, we’re not likely Black.”
Moreover, The Office creator Greg Daniels issued a statement concerning a blackface scene from Season 9’s “Dwight Christmas,” which has since been edited out of the episode. “The Workplace is a few group of individuals attempting to work along with mutual respect regardless of the inappropriate actions of their boss and assistant supervisor,” Daniels mentioned. “The present employed satire to show unacceptable habits and ship a message of inclusion. At the moment we minimize a shot of an actor carrying blackface that was used to criticize a selected racist European follow. Blackface is unacceptable and making the purpose so graphically is hurtful and improper. I’m sorry for the ache that brought about.”
These exhibits are simply the most recent to retroactively act on their portrayals of blackface. Tina Fey recently requested that 4 episodes of 30 Rock that includes characters carrying blackface be pulled from streaming companies and syndication, saying that, “Going ahead, no comedy-loving child must detect these tropes and be stung by their ugliness.” Hulu additionally eliminated episodes of Little Britain through which the characters are proven in blackface, and an episode of the sketch show W/ Bob & David that featured David Cross in blackface was faraway from Netflix as effectively.
Presently airing exhibits are taking steps towards correcting errors, too. Final week, Jenny Slate, Kristen Bell, and Mike Henry all introduced that they might not voice Black characters on Big Mouth, Central Park, and Family Guy, and The Simpsons issued an official statement stating that the present would cease hiring white actors to offer the voices for non-white characters.
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