Disney Plus has had to accommodate for some of the scenes in the older content within its library, stating in show and movie previews that select titles may contain ‘outdated cultural depictions’.
However, comedian Lilly Singh has taken aim at the streaming service on her NBC show by saying that the warnings refer to a time before ‘anyone cared about – how do I put this lightly? – being racist’.
Using examples such as the crows in Dumbo and the jazz-club cats in The Aristocats, she went on to sarcastically say: ‘Outdated: because we all know racism is dead in 2019, right? I mean, just check my YouTube comments.’
The comedian then added other warnings which she believed should be added to Disney content.
Singh replaced Carson Daly in the late-night slot on NBC, with the show A Little Late with Lilly Singh airing Monday-Thursday at 1:30am ET.
Disney Plus currently includes warnings of ‘outdated cultural depictions’ on movies such as Dumbo, The Aristocats, Lady and the Tramp and Jungle Book. The warning states: ‘This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.’
The 1946 Disney musical Song of the South isn’t available on the streaming platform – nor has it been available in any form for a number of decades – due to the racist portrayal of African Americans.
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