Hulu removes 'Golden Girls' episode with blackface joke, sparking criticism

“Golden Women” enthusiasts don’t seem to be pleased with Hulu after the streamer pulled an episode of the display for referencing blackface.

Hulu’s elimination of the season 3 episode “Blended Blessings” adopted within the footsteps of different presentations pulling identical content material in mild of the Black Lives Subject motion taking heart level in The usa and world wide.

Within the episode, Bea Arthur’s Dorothy used to be offered to her son’s fiancée, a particularly older black lady, as The Hollywood Reporter famous. Rue McClanahan’s Blanche and Betty White’s Rose donned dust mask once they met the fiancée, performed through Rosalind Money, for the primary time.

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“That is dust on our faces,” White stated within the episode. “We’re no longer in reality black.”

It wasn’t lengthy prior to enthusiasts took to Twitter to shield the display.

“To begin with, they have been in dust mask no longer blackface,” one user said. “And 2nd of all, in what global does ‘Prevent killing us.’ sound like ‘Please take away episodes of Golden Women’? I did not see that ask on somebody’s protest signal…”

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The similar person endured: “To be transparent: I’m no longer ‘attacking’ Hulu. I’d simply hate for the seriousness of this second and motion to get misplaced in symbolic (and on occasion foolish) overcorrections. Affect on actual lives will have to be the measure of any trade worthy of a PR push.”

“Yeah, those firms and media platforms are trivializing the placement through sending the message that our call for for justice is as petty as doing away with episodes of the Golden Women off a streaming platform. This can be a calculated effort to cheapen our message,” another wrote.

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A third Twitter user wrote that blackface episodes of tv will have to no longer be got rid of, calling them “large racist blindspots” in popular culture, noting that doing away with the “Golden Women” episode used to be “bonkers.”

Reps for Hulu didn’t right away reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.

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