These 4 Disney Movies Will Now Have Disclaimers For Racist Stereotypes
You will now find a new advisory before some Disney movies before watching them on Disney+.
The advisory reads: "This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now."
It continues to say that "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."
Aristocats will receive the advisory because of the Siamese cat character, Shun Gon, who is depicted as a "racist caricature of East Asian peoples with exaggerated stereotypical traits such as slanted eyes and buck teeth."
Dumbo has also been flagged because of a musical number by the crows, which "pay[s] homage to racist minstrel shows, where white performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans on Southern plantations."
Additionally, Peter Pan will receive an advisory because of the "mockery and appropriation" in the portrayal of Indigenous characters and the use of an offensive term to describe them.
Finally, Swiss Family Robinson will also get the advisory, as it features pirates who "appear in 'yellow face' or 'brown face' and are costumed in an exaggerated and inaccurate manner with top knot hairstyles, queues, robes and overdone facial make-up and jewelry, reinforcing their barbarism and 'otherness.'"