(OPINION) The Walt Disney Company has added a content warning to many of its classic movies. Disney Plus (stylized Disney+) is a subscription-based streaming service owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company.
It offers a wide variety of movies and TV shows from various Disney-owned properties, including content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Disney+ launched on November 12, 2019, in the United States and has since expanded to numerous other countries.
According to ITM, Disney+ provides users with on-demand access to a lot of unique content, including classic animated films, live-action movies, TV series, documentaries, and exclusive original programming.
Some of the notable original series on Disney+ include The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki, among others.
In addition to streaming popular movies and shows, Disney+ also offers subscribers the ability to download content for offline viewing, create customizable profiles, and access the service on multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and gaming consoles.
While Disney+ is home to many beloved classics, some fans have expressed backlash for themes and depictions of certain characters in many classic films. As a result, Disney has removed many classic films from the “kids” option on Disney Plus, and many others have come with a warning.
According to a report from Good Morning America that was updated and resurfaced earlier this week, the publication shares the content message, which has been appearing on the content for a couple of years.
In the message, Disney states that it has decided not to remove the content, but to “spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.”
“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” the statement reads. “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. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe.”