Entertainment giant Disney has added expanded trigger warnings over “racist content” to many of its classic films, including Peter Pan, Dumbo, Fantasia, and Lady and the Tramp, on its streaming service Disney Plus.
“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” read the warnings, which appear on audience screens for ten seconds after the films are selected for viewing, according to Variety. “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.”
The new verbiage replaces previous warnings on films such as Dumbo that simply read, “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.”
The warnings also