Hulu has decided to pull an episode of “Golden Girls” featuring Rose and Blanche in “Blackface.”
In the episode, Dorothy’s son Michael talked about plans of marrying an older black woman, Lorraine. Dorothy isn’t feeling the age difference. Meanwhile, Lorraine’s family disapproves of her marrying a white man.
As Lorraine’s family arrive, Rose and Blanche were trying out a new mud mask facial treatment. The ladies greeted the family with their masks still on, saying to them, “This is mud on our faces, we’re not really Black.”
The episode’s removal is the latest in a string of shows that have seen episodes taken down or significantly edited due to blackface scenes or jokes.
Other shows have also made changes with white actors and actresses doing the voices of people of color.
Do you agree with Hulu’s decision?