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The Muppet Show Gets Content Warning on Disney+

Miss Piggy is cancelled.

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by Anonymousreply 16Last Tuesday at 2:55 PM

[quote]"This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. 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. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe."

Frankly, I'd rather they post the disclaimer than edit the shows.

Besides musical rights, I've read that another reason why a couple of episodes/skits are missing is because while Jim Henson sold the Muppets to Disney, he did not sell the rights to Sesame Street. Anything that features Big Bird are not included in Disney's package.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Tuesday at 3:48 AM

This will never stop.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Tuesday at 3:58 AM

Maybe Disney should be concerned about how it treats its employees and how even before covid spent money acquiring junk like drunken sailors on leave. They were wrong then and now. When people who make millions upon millions feel that they know what is socially acceptable and offensive is laughable. The real offensiveness is their wealth and entitlement. Total bullshit to distract from their exploitive behavior.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Tuesday at 4:16 AM

And Disney should be lambasting the Florida governor for his hate speech but they know what side their bread is buttered on.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Tuesday at 4:26 AM

Entertainment made today will one day be considered for a disclaimer, I promise you. What's crafted with the best, most "correct" intentions will one day be viewed as offensive & harmful to a group of the population who creates an issue & a cause to censor, or a group will make that move on their behalf, since liberals are always considering the very best for all the socially slighted & misrepresented. After all the minorities & BIPOCs in "white" entertainment, regardless of context, have been slapped with a disclaimer, who's next? Queer Eye airs a warning before each episode about promulgating stereotypes about gay men decorating sun rooms & giving hair tips? Chris Rock's skit about loving black people but hating n*****s can't be viewed without a disclaimer that the viewer may be triggered should they decide to view? Maybe it's too soon to tell where this trend will go, but the left will indeed eats it's own when their options grow thin. As far as Disney & The Muppets are concerned, this was purely a dollars & cents issue. Caving to the disclaimer proactively beats bad press & "cancellation" had they ignored any demands to do so. Disney won't squander any opportunities with the Muppets franchise bringing new subscribers to their streaming services. Do I think Swedes are any less intellectual because the Swedish Chef makes me laugh? No, and the suggestion is plain ignorant. Do I think that it's homophobic because many people have probably painted their bathroom a lovely shade of eggshell because an effeminate gay guy suggested it? Not really. I think most people would say the same.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Tuesday at 4:28 AM

How disrespectful. If they’re on such a high horse about what Jim Henson and all the other talented people who worked on the Muppets did then why don’t they decline the revenue they’re making from the property? Disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Tuesday at 4:29 AM

This is okay but "Song of the South" isn't...???

I'm STILL waiting for my royalty checks!!!

Zip a-dee-doo-dah my fucking ass...

by Anonymousreply 7Last Tuesday at 4:55 AM

I've watched a few of the Muppet shows on Disney+. The disclaimer text is very small and you have to stop the feed to actually read the whole thing as they don't hold it long.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Tuesday at 5:02 AM

Where is the "cancel" when they are airing the shows in full, unedited?

This is a cancel:

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by Anonymousreply 9Last Tuesday at 5:07 AM

Well what in the fuck was the objectionable content? What are they disclaiming as "wrong?"

What did Miss Piggy ever do to anyone?

by Anonymousreply 10Last Tuesday at 5:31 AM

Frogs are so goddamn sensitive.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Tuesday at 5:33 AM


by Anonymousreply 12Last Tuesday at 5:38 AM

Boris @ r5 gets his self-righteous, liberal demon porn for the hour. How warped that he's projecting right-wing crimes on to "the left" again.

Why don't you ask Mike Pence, Michael Cohen, Anthony Scaramucci, Jeff Sessions, Jeff Flake, John McCain, Brad Raffensperger, Brian Kemp, Michael Bolton, Michael Flynn, Omarosa, Steve Bannon and hundreds of other Republicans about "eating their own when their options grow thin."

[quote]the left will indeed eats it's own

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Tuesday at 5:38 AM

The Muppet Show isn't really a kids show. It played like a satire and meant to be irreverent like SNL and MadTV. I don't see the issue with a disclaimer. As long as they aren't censoring it it should be fine. I understand when I watch something from the past it reflects the culture and climate. I think parents need to talk to their kids and explain the cultural context. The Looney Tunes DVDs have warnings that explain that the contextual attitudes present in the cartoons. I'm not a fan of banning old media. We need to acknowledge the past and understand it wasn't right instead of trying to hide things.

So far Disney has been doing it right. They should release Song of The South with a warning explaining the cultural standpoint and Walt's childhood love of Uncle Remus tales and how while the film was racist it still provided an opportunity to a black actor James Baskett who got an award for his role.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Tuesday at 5:48 AM

What was on the Muppet Show that’s worthy of a content warning?

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by Anonymousreply 15Last Tuesday at 2:49 PM

Yeah besides the confederate flag what was offensive?

by Anonymousreply 16Last Tuesday at 2:55 PM
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