'The Muppet Show' Is Now Branded As 'Racist' by Disney
Apparently even Kermit and the rest of the muppets are now agents of racism and bigotry. Disney will attach an offensive content warning to The Muppet Show.
Five seasons of the famous children’s television show are now available to stream on Disney+, with each episode subject to a prior disclaimer warning that the show includes “mistreatment of people or cultures” and “stereotypes”.
“This programme includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” the disclaimer states.
“Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together,” the statement continues. “Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe."
It is the latest in a string of warnings added to classic Disney films and television shows on the streaming platform, which launched in November 2019.
The same message has been added to Peter Pan, The Aristocats, Dumbo and The Jungle Book, with some films even being removed from the accounts of children under the age of 7.
Although specific reasons have not been given for the warnings for each title, Peter Pan features a Native American tribe whose members are referred to by "a racist term", while in the 1970 film The Aristocats, a Siamese cat called Shun Gon, has slanted eyes and prominent teeth, which are viewed as a "caricature of East Asian people". Dumbo, which was released in 1941, has been accused of "demeaning enslaved African-Americans on Southern plantations". According to Disney, your whole childhood was apparently racist.
(warning, extremely racist content is displayed in this video) The real hypocrisy here is that while Disney is busy labeling Peter Pan, Kermit the frog and Dumbo as “racist”, Disney is also busy working hand in glove with literally the most racist regime on the planet, The Chinese Communist party. Disney has recently admitted that it has cooperated with government agencies in the Xinjang province in China. It thanked them in the credits of the “Mulan” movie for their help and assistance. Xinjiang is where the CCP is keeping millions of Uyghurs in modern day concentration camps. They are being kept there simply because of their ethnicity, culture and race. After releasing “Mulan” on Disney+, eagle-eyed viewers noticed a “special thanks” in the film's end credits that named eight government entities in Xinjiang, including the public security bureau in the city of Turpan, Xinjiang, where the country is operating more than a dozen “reeducation” camps.
So when it comes to old cartoons and stuffed muppets Disney is all about fighting racism, but when it comes to real people suffering directly because of Nazi style racist policies, Disney not only doesn't care about it, it actually has no problem working with and even thanking those who perpetuate it.