Disney+ is sparking debate on whether or not the racist content in older movies on the platform should be edited for today’s culture. The Real’s Jeannie Mai says, yes, “I think that racism is taught, and I think that Disney is responsible for educating us in so many ways so why can’t they educate us on the right thing to do by showing an edit?”
Currently, a disclaimer that reads: “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions,” runs prior to the viewing of any content on Disney+ that may seem offensive by today’s standards, Mai says the disclaimer isn’t enough.
Her Real co-hosts had a different opinion, Loni Love and Tia Mowry-Housley say that when parents see the disclaimer they can use it as a “teachable moment” for children and educate them on how things used to be.
What do you think, should Disney+ edit any racists content or should the content be shown as they were intended?