hewontgo (hewontgo) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Popular Sitcoms Have Removed Blackface Episodes

Netflix has pulled the “Community” Season 2 episode “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons,” which features Ken Jeong’s character, Ben Chang, wearing blackface during a game of “Dungeons & Dragons,”
“Advanced Dungeons & Dragons,” the 14th episode of Season 2 of “Community,”
Sony Pictures Television declined to comment.
Representatives for Hulu and Harmon did not immediately respond.

Three episodes of medical comedy series "Scrubs" have been removed from Hulu because they feature white actors in blackface.
They were taken down from the streaming platform at the request of producers and with the studio's support.
The episodes were titled "My Friend the Doctor" (Season 3, episode 8), "My Jiggly Ball" (Season 5, episode 4) and "My Chopped Liver" (Season 5, episode 17).

A scene from “The Office” in which a character appears in blackface has been edited out.
The scene from the 2012 episode “Dwight Christmas.”
It will no longer appear on Netflix or in syndication (it also will not be on Peacock in 2021).

"Today we cut a shot of an actor wearing blackface that was used to criticize a specific racist European practice. Blackface is unacceptable and making the point so graphically is hurtful and wrong. I am sorry for the pain that caused.”

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Tags: joel mchale / community, race / racism, television, the office (nbc)

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