Disney+ includes warnings for “outdated cultural depictions” on Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp

by Jordyn Pair · Nov 13th, 2019 10:54 am
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Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Disney+ has added warnings to several of its classic movies that they may contain “outdated cultural depictions.”

The warnings appear in the plot descriptions when a user clicks on a title.

“This program is presented as originally created,” the warnings say. “It may contain outdated cultural depictions.”

Movies with the warning include Dumbo, Swiss Family Robinson, Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier, and the original Lady and the Tramp.

The warnings seem to appear mostly on films that depict indigenous people, African Americans, Asians, and other minorities in ways now seen as stereotyped.