Netflix and Hulu are pulling an episode of Group from their streaming solutions due to a scene that incorporates blackface, resources tell Deadline.
In the “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons” episode, the Ben Chang character, performed by Ken Jeong, demonstrates up to a Dungeons & Dragons match putting on black make-up and a white wig. Shirley, performed by Yvette Nicole Brown, says to Chang, “So, we’re just heading to dismiss that detest crime, huh?”, to which Chang responds, “I’m a darkish elf or a drow.” Chang continues to participate in the recreation as the character, Brutalitops the Magician, until eventually he is killed and removed.
The show’s producer Sony Pictures Tv produced a assertion, backing the two Netflix and Hulu. “We aid the conclusion to get rid of the episode, an SPT spokesperson said.
The determination to pull the episode is one of the most current by networks and streaming services amid renewed national conversations about offensive stereotypes and racism. Before now, The Business office creator Greg Daniels cut a scene from a 2012 episode of the comedy sequence, calling the racist trope “unacceptable” even when utilized as satire. And earlier this 7 days, many live-action comedies, such as Scrubs and 30 Rock, pulled episodes that includes blackface from their streaming platforms.
Created by Dan Harmon, Group, starring Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jeong, Chevy Chase and Jim Rash, aired from 2009-2015 on NBC. The show streams on each Netflix and Hulu.
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