The US-based streaming service Disney + added content warnings ahead of the 18 episodes of the Muppet Show, BBC News reported on Monday. According to the media, the warning applies to negative portrayals of Native Americans and Middle Easterners among others.
The "Muppet Show" can be watched via the platform from Friday.
"This show contains negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then, and are wrong now. Instead of removing this content, we want to admit that they have a detrimental effect, learn from them, and start a conversation to create more an inclusive future, "stated an on-screen message.
Information prior to individual episodes was added for various reasons. According to the Los Angeles Times, the warning applies to negative portrayals of Native Americans and Middle Easterners among others. In one of the broadcasts, Johnny Cash sings in front of the Confederate flag, now seen by sections of society as a symbol of racism. In other episodes before which a warning was posted, there were, among others, Steve Martin, Peter Sellers, Debbie Harry, Marty Feldman and Kenny Rogers.
The Los Angeles Times also notes that two episodes of the show have been skipped. One of them starred Chris Langham, the writer of the series. In 2007, he was sentenced to 10 months in prison for downloading pornographic material involving children from the Internet.
The second episode, which is not on the platform, is absent due to the rights to the music appearing in it.
In October last year, Disney + added warnings with the same content to Walt Disney classics: "Peter Pan", "The Aristocats", "Dumbo", "Tramp in Love", "Swiss Family Robinson" and "The Jungle Book". (PAP)