Disney + broadcasts movies under special conditions due to accusations of racism

News - Mar 22, 2021

In recent years, the growing popularity of Disney movies has drawn criticism. There are more and more voices in the United States and Europe calling for a re-examination of films from the past and for stories to be told differently in the future.

At the beginning of this year, Disney + added the following wording to the opening credits of a series of films:

“This program contains negative representations and / or incorrect treatment of people and cultures. “Those stereotypes were wrong then, just as they are wrong today.”

The films so labeled include “Peter Pan”, “Dambo”, “Maza and Lunja”, “Cats from High Society” and “The Jungle Book”.

In “Dambu”, crows speak with an African-American accent and serve the stereotype of a black man who plays and sings. In “Peter Pan”, indigenous peoples are called “redskins”. In “Cats from High Society”, one cat eats with chopsticks and speaks with an Asian accent.

At the end of January, Disney locked those films for the profiles of children under the age of 12 on its online platform.

Source: DW


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