It says the show “includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” adding that “these stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.”
An episode hosted by Johnny Cash in which the country star performs in front of the US flag and the Confederate battle flag was among the installments flagged by the service.
Another features folk star Joan Baez doing an Indian accent, while the opening to an episode with Kenny Rogers shows Muppets dressed in Arab garb drilling for oil.
The warning says that rather than removing the episodes, Disney wants to “acknowledge (their) harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future.”
Streamers are increasingly looking to acquire children’s programming for their platforms, looking to build up loyalty among viewers and encourage parents to subscribe.
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