In a continuation of Hollywood trying to remove “black face” from everything, even when it isn’t, they have now removed a 1988 episode of The Golden Girls called “Mixed Feelings.”
This episode was the 23rd in season 3 and it’s problematic because Rose (Betty White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) have mud masks on their faces and Rose being Rose makes a classic “dumb” joke.
The episode was about Dorothy’s (Bea Arthur) son Michael (Scott Jacoby) wanted to marry an older black woman named Lorraine (Rosalind Cash.) In the episode Dorothy has issues with the age difference and Lorraine’s family has issues with her marrying a white man.
When Lorraine’s family comes to visit Blanche and Rose come out with mud masks on their faces and Rose, in typical Rose fashion, states “This is mud on our faces, we’re not really Black.”
This is enough to get this episode banned for “black face” likely because them wearing the mud mask was set up for the joke.
Many people on Twitter are calling it out!
Just so you know, bl@ck ppl never asked for that lol. They’re doing that so ppl can criticize the BLM movement pic.twitter.com/9uQKZTVEWu
— Tyrese’s spelling book (@MParis270) June 28, 2020
As a black person that’s not blackface pic.twitter.com/L8HYNIjkYC
— CxHQUEENS (@Lexiebadbitch) June 28, 2020
They have to be doing this on purpose to make BLM look bad especially Black people. NO ONE thinks the episode is racist. They’re not even listening to what Black people actually want
— ComradeXO resurrected (@ComradeX0) June 28, 2020
it’s not. they being stupid as hell
— sasha* (@versashie__) June 29, 2020
This episode is actually about addressing big issues of racism and agism through Dorothy’s son marrying an older black woman, but of course they remove it to make the demands of actual black people seem ridiculous and petty when all they really want is real change
— Noah (@KeppenNoah) June 29, 2020
The majority of comments on this, from all sides, think that removing this episode of Golden Girls is missing the point.
It’s not just this show also seen episodes removed from shows like Community and 30 Rock recently. Honestly I’m surprised they haven’t just removed Community as the whole show points out and pokes fun at social topics that would be considered “insensitive” and “problematic” by Twitter.
I’m sure tomorrow will lead to yet another deletion of something, deserving or not, we’ll keep you posted.
What do you think? Comment and let us know.