‘Golden Girls’ Episode With Blackface Scene Removed From Hulu

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Hulu has eliminated an episode of “The Golden Girls” containing a scene with characters in blackface.

“Mixed Feelings,” episode 23 in season three of the sitcom, aired in 1988. In the episode, Michael (Scott Jacoby), the son of Dorothy (Beatrice Author), plans to wed a a lot older Black girl, Lorraine (Rosalind Cash). Dorothy is vital of their age distinction and Lorraine’s household disapproves of their daughter marrying a white man, so the 2 households try and cease the wedding.

Lorraine’s household arrives as Rose (Betty White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) are testing out a brand new mud face therapy. The two greet the household with their masks nonetheless on, saying to them “This is mud on our faces, we’re not really Black.” A gif of the scene that was posted on Reddit might be seen right here.

Hulu’s removing of the episode of “The Golden Girls” is the most recent in a string of reveals which have had episodes taken down from their catalogues attributable to blackface.

On Friday, “The Office” creator Greg Daniels confirmed {that a} scene from the episode “Dwight Christmas,” by which a personality is in blackface, has been edited out. “30 Rock” creator Tina Fey requested for a number of episodes of the present to be faraway from streaming providers for having characters in blackface, and each Netflix and Hulu have eliminated the “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons” episode of “Community.” In addition, Hulu has eliminated three episodes of “Scrubs” and Netflix took the whole collection “Little Britain” off of their platform for having blackface scenes.

A Hulu spokesperson didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.


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