NBC has pulled black-faced scenes or episodes from more of its popular comedies performed in the last decade or two. First, a scene from the 2012 episode “Dwight Christmas” of “The Office” has been edited, in which a character appears in a black face.
Show creator Greg Daniels released a statement saying: “Today we cut out a photo of a black-faced actor that was used to criticize a specific racist European practice. Blackface is unacceptable and making the point so graphically is hurtful and wrong. I regret the pain it caused. “
The scene will no longer appear on Netflix or in syndication; Nor will she be in Peacock when “The Office” moves there in 2021.
The other is more drastic since Netflix has released the entire “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons” episode from the second season of “Community.” In the episode, often regarded as one of the best in the polls, Ken Jeong’s character wears dark makeup to play a “dark elf.”
“Community” actress Alison Brie says she regrets voicing the Vietnamese American character Diane Nguyen on Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman”. She released a statement on Instagram today saying, “We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese American community with precision and respect, and that’s why I’m so sorry.” I applaud everyone who strayed from their voice-over roles in the past few days. I learned a lot from them “.
Society’s questionable representations of race in the popular media, and the drive to remove the symbols and names of white supremacy, continues throughout the world. The Orange County Democratic Party passed an emergency resolution this week asking the Orange County Board of Supervisors to rename John Wayne Airport to Orange County Airport.