Disney is taking responsibility for some of their more outdated content. Disney-Plus has added 12-second disclaimers to several episodes of “The Muppet Show,” which launched on the streaming service on Friday.
“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” the disclaimer reads. “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 disclaimer has been added to 18 episodes of the show’s five seasons, including episodes guest-hosted by Steve Martin, Crystal Gayle, Jim Nabors, Johnny Cash, Debbie Harry, and more. There’s a different reason for each disclaimer. For example, during Cash’s episode he sings in front of a confederate flag.