Disney’s new streaming service warns fans that they may encounter “outdated cultural depictions” while watching some of its older content.
After its launch on Tuesday, Disney+ users noticed that some of the company's classic content such as “Dumbo” (1941), The Aristocats (1970), “The Jungle Book” (1967) and the original “Lady and the Tramp” (1955) all contain a warning at the end of their respective descriptions. These warnings caution sensitive fans that what they are about to watch contains racial portrayals that might be triggering.
“This program is presented as originally created,” the warning at the end of each description reads. “It may contain outdated cultural depictions.”
The content warning seems to stem from the films having characters, or in some cases songs, that contain racial stereotypes.