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 Cancel culture strikes: The Muppet Show!

23.02.21.  Disney has slapped their popular show with an alert about ‘offensive content’ and now it can only be seen on an adult account. Other family videos to carry the warning include The Aristocats and Peter Pan. Who, exactly is and are behind this move to create a problem where none existed? Until such cretins are identified and publicly exposed in every detail they will continue unabated in the same manner that BLM anarchists burn down cities.
The Muppet Show appears to be the latest victim of political correctness with new warnings over its historic content. The adventures of Kermit the Frog, Animal, Miss Piggy and friends now come with an alert about ‘offensive content’ and can only be seen on an adult account. The move came to light when Disney made five series available last Friday on its streaming service, which costs £5.99 a month.

Source: Scarlet Howes for The Mail

The Muppets are branded racist

The adventures of Kermit the Frog, Animal, Miss Piggy and friends now come with an alert about ‘offensive content’ and can only be seen on an adult account
Viewers are greeted with the disclaimer: ‘This programme 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.’
The warning is believed to refer to Muppet characters designed as stereotypes of Native Americans, Arabs and East Asians.
In another episode, the singer Johnny Cash plays on a stage adorned with the Confederate flag.
Some episodes of the show, which was first broadcast 45 years ago, have disappeared entirely from British screens.
The move came to light when Disney made five series available last Friday on its streaming service, which costs £5.99 a month
They include a 1979 one starring comedian Spike Milligan in which he and the puppets pay tribute to the 108 nations where the show was broadcast.
It depicted national stereotypes and polarised viewers for its fleeting use of a Nazi-style gesture. It is still available to American users of Disney Plus.
Some fans of the series created by puppeteer Jim Henson are not happy with the censorship, with one tweeting: ‘It’s so frustrating to live in a ‘free’ country where corporations can decide what you can and can’t watch.’
Disney says on its website it is ‘committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the diversity of the human experience around the globe’. It declined to comment to The Mail on Sunday.
Other family films to carry the warning include The Aristocats, Dumbo, Peter Pan and Swiss Family Robinson.
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said: ‘I would like to know which bunch of muppets thought this one up. It would appear if this continues kids won’t be able to watch any TV programmes which are not newly made. Is nothing safe?’
Sarah Cronin-Stanley, of Talking Pictures TV, added: ‘Context is key. We should not eradicate history as we have so much to learn from it.’

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  • Ian_A 23/02/2021, 7:39 am

    It’s like the Taliban. Humour is an offence (against elite white notions of ‘blackness’). Children’s shows are offensive (too much ‘whiteness’). Women are to be marginalised (too trans-exclusionary).

    Won’t be long now until all TV is just footage of BLM Revolutionary Congress meetings and readings from Bruce Pascoe aborigine books.

    • Neville 23/02/2021, 10:41 am

      Nice one, Ian!

  • Lorraine 23/02/2021, 8:04 am

    Don’t you just love some unknown telling you how to view , and take into consideration all the people it may offend, as you laugh your head off

  • Disgruntled 23/02/2021, 8:11 am

    Bloody wankers!!
    These shows were really good even for us old silly buggers and I never once saw racism in any of them

  • Penguinite 23/02/2021, 9:22 am

    Looks like muppets rule the world of cancel culture. Dopey Disney Dorks Disseminates Deprivation. A show that was successfully designed to assist young kids to read and write can now only be viewed by adults. Go figure. It’ll take a couple of generations to wash through! By which time these idiots too will be distant memories but muppets nevertheless!

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