Sky Cinema puts content labels on classic movies

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Sky Cinema has put content labels on classic movies to signal any obsolete viewing issues that may offend the viewer.

The labels appeared on the likes of the original animated versions of Aladdin and Dumbo, as well as the science fiction suite Aliens, Blown away by the wind and cult science fiction Flash gordon. They also appear on the movie lists on NOW TV.

They read: “This film has outdated attitudes, language and cultural representations that can today offend. “

In addition to the well-known offensive scenes in many of the films listed above, Sky has added a warning to Aliens as it features white actress Jenette Goldstein wearing full makeup to play the Hispanic character Vasquez.

“Sky is committed to supporting the fight against racism and improving diversity and inclusion on and off screen,” said a Sky spokesperson. Digital spy.

“We are constantly reviewing all of the content on Sky-owned channels and will take action if necessary, including adding additional information to our customers to allow them to make an informed decision when deciding which movies and TV shows to watch.” “

Sky’s decision follows the temporary discontinuation of HBO Max Blown away by the wind due to racist depictions in the Oscar-winning film.

The new streaming service plans to add a discussion of its historical background and a denunciation of its racial depictions when the film returns to HBO Max, but it is not yet clear when this will be the case.

“These racist representations were wrong at the time and they are wrong today, and we thought that maintaining this title without explaining and denouncing these representations would be irresponsible,” said a spokesperson.

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Earlier this month, Sky announced a series of commitments to combat racial injustice, committing to invest £ 10 million a year in its market for each of the next three years.

His work – which will be overseen, implemented and measured by new diversity advisory and action groups – aims to improve the representation of blacks and ethnic minorities at all levels and to make a difference in affected communities by racism.


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