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Adding content warnings to the Muppets is the opposite of cancel culture

The Muppets have not been canceled. They have just been put in context.

Disney added all five seasons of The Muppet Show to its streaming service, Disney+, on Feb 19. The show, which first aired in 1976 and featured characters like Kermit the Frog interacting with celebrity guests, did, on occasion, include some content a modern audience might find questionable. In one episode, for example, Johnny Cash performed a song in front of a Confederate flag. And so, before select episodes, Disney inserted a brief disclaimer warning viewers of that content:

This program 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.

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