Disney+ updates "negative cultural depictions" warning, adds it to more movies like "Peter Pan," "Fantasia"

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Oct 17th, 2020 10:19 am
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Last Updated Oct 19th, 2020 at 3:10 pm

Disney+, a streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, updated its content warning from last year when the streaming service launched. More content will feature the warning, including "Peter Pan" and "Fantasia".

The warning will now read:

"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.

To learn more about how stories have impacted society, please visit
www.disney.com/StoriesMatter"

The warning previously read:

"This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions."

The Walt Disney Company said in a statement:

"As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are in the process of reviewing our library and adding advisories to content that includes negative depictions or mistreatment of people or cultures.

Rather than removing this content, we see an opportunity to spark conversation and open dialogue on history that affects us all. We also want to acknowledge that some communities have been erased or forgotten altogether, and we're committed to giving voice to their stories as well.

We can't change the past, but we can acknowledge it, learn from it and move forward together to create a tomorrow that today can only dream of.

Disney has enlisted "a group of experts from outside" to help the company assess its content and "ensure it accurately represents" its "global audiences."


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