'Golden Girls' Episode With Blackface Scene Removed From Hulu

  • 'Golden Girls' Episode With Blackface Scene Removed From Hulu

'Golden Girls' Episode With Blackface Scene Removed From Hulu

Even though the scene in the episode ends up being a misunderstanding in which the characters did not mean to wear "blackface", Hulu has nonetheless removed the episode from its streaming service.

The episode, titled "Mixed Blessings" and which aired in 1988, is the 23rd episode in the third season of the sitcom.

Cast of Golden Girls. Dorothy, Michael's mother, disapproves of their age difference with Lorraine's family also opposing the interracial union. (The family's daughter is marrying the son of Bea Arthur's Dorothy, who is white.) "This is mud on our faces, we're not really Black", Rose says, per the Hollywood Reporter, which refers to the scene as a "blackface scene". In addition, Hulu has removed three episodes of "Scrubs" and Netflix took the entire series "Little Britain" off of their platform for having blackface scenes.

Two weeks before, the classic Oscar-winning movie Gone With the Wind was temporarily removed from the libraries of HBO Max citing a need to address its racist depictions.

On Friday, a scene from an episode of The Office, entitled, "Dwight Christmas", was edited out because it showed a character that appears in blackface.

The streaming network Hulu has removed the episode from their catalogue.

A Hulu spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.