“Golden Girls” followers aren’t completely happy with Hulu after the streamer pulled an episode of the present for referencing blackface.
Hulu’s removing of the season three episode “Mixed Blessings” adopted within the footsteps of different reveals pulling related content material in gentle of the Black Lives Matter motion taking heart stage in America and world wide.
Within the episode, Bea Arthur’s Dorothy was launched to her son’s fiancée, a notably older black girl, as The Hollywood Reporter famous. Rue McClanahan’s Blanche and Betty White’s Rose donned mud masks after they met the fiancée, performed by Rosalind Money, for the primary time.
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“This is mud on our faces,” White stated within the episode. “We’re not really black.”
It wasn’t lengthy earlier than followers took to Twitter to defend the present.
“First of all, they were in mud masks not blackface,” one user said. “And second of all, in what world does ‘Stop killing us.’ sound like ‘Please remove episodes of Golden Girls’? I didn’t see that ask on anyone’s protest sign…”
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The identical consumer continued: “To be clear: I’m not ‘attacking’ Hulu. I would just hate for the seriousness of this moment and movement to get lost in symbolic (and sometimes silly) overcorrections. Impact on real lives should be the measure of any change worthy of a PR push.”
“Yeah, these companies and media platforms are trivializing the situation by sending the message that our demand for justice is as petty as removing episodes of the Golden Girls off a streaming platform. This is a calculated effort to cheapen our message,” another wrote.
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A third Twitter user wrote that blackface episodes of tv shouldn’t be eliminated, calling them “huge racist blindspots” in popular culture, noting that eradicating the “Golden Girls” episode was “bonkers.”
Reps for Hulu didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.