‘The Office,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Simpsons,’ Making Changes After Criticisms of Racial Insensitivity
“The Office,” “Family Guy,” and “The Simpsons” are the latest television shows to make changes amid the nation’s ongoing protests regarding systemic racism and police brutality.The Wrap reports that a Season 9 episode of “The Office,” titled “Dwight’s Christmas,” has been edited to remove a scene where a character engages in blackface.
The old version of the episode has been removed from Netflix and will not appear on Peacock when the series moves to NBCUniversal’s streaming service next year.
The old version of the episode will be replaced with the updated version for syndication airings, according to the publication.“‘The Office’ is about a group of people trying to work together with mutual respect despite the inappropriate actions of their boss and assistant manager,” series creator Greg Daniels said in a statement to The Wrap.
“The show employed satire to expose unacceptable behavior and deliver a message of inclusion.
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