As entertainment and Hollywood comes full heel with its own racist past — its own content is being evaluated for racial undertones that could be offensive to a modern world. According to Disney+, the newly minted entertainment streaming channel is looking into Dumbo and Peter Pan over claims that the two fostered offensive scenes within the iconic films.
Disney says that particularly a 1941 line sung in one of the films captured their attention.
The line does “pay homage to racist minstrel shows, where white performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans on Southern plantations.”
“The leader of the group in Dumbo is Jim Crow, which shares the name of laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States,” per the site.
“Peter Pan,” and the “Swiss Family Robinson,” were axed, meanwhile, for their negative portrayals of native Americans and foreigners.