‘Mad Men’ Explains Why Blackface Episodes Won’t Be Removed From Streaming Platforms

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An episode of Mad Men will not be removed from streaming platforms despite containing blackface.

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And many big companies and TV names have been outed in the last few weeks for their use of blackface and racial stereotypes… including Mad Men. But firstly, let’s start from the beginning…

Since the death of George Floyd, protests for the movement have been happening across the globe in volumes we’ve never seen before.

But George’s death has sparked an outrage like never before.

And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

And people are continuing to demand justice. But some horrifying things have been emerging from our country’s past…

The Aunt Jemima brand.

She posted a video to explain the brutal, and very racist, history behind the famous brand.

“Did you know the name of Aunt Jamima means ‘slave men’ of the plantation south?” she asks boldly. She then exposed the truth behind the brand’s name by asking, “Did you know the founder Chris Rutt, a white man, got the name after attending a minstrel show – think blackface.”

“Did you also know he hired former-slave Nancy Green… who would go around cooking pancakes and telling people about the ‘good old south’.”

And it seems that a lot of people agree with her opinion on Aunt Jemima.

And Aunt Jemima has been branded as “harmful” and “full of errors.”

Why has Aunt Jemima only just been called out for racism now? Its products have always had the same branding which clearly shows racist ideologies.

Quaker Oats quickly announced that after over 130 years, they will be removing Aunt Jemima from all packaging and they will be giving the product a much-needed rebrand.

But things are far from okay.

Including talk-show hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Howard Stern.

This just goes to show the terrible attitude that we as a country have held towards the black community for many, many years.

Popular period drama television series, Mad Men has said an episode containing blackface will not be removed from streaming platforms.

Fans had been wondering if Mad Men would do the same for Season 3’s “My Old Kentucky Home.”

A representative for Lionsgate told The Los Angeles Times that, rather than removing the episode, it would, instead, feature a disclaimer warning.

“One of the characters is shown in blackface as part of an episode that shows how commonplace racism was in America in 1963.”

“In its reliance on historical authenticity, the series producers are committed to exposing the injustices and inequities within our society that continue to this day so we can examine even the most painful parts of our history in order to reflect on who we are today and who we want to become. “We are therefore presenting the original episode in its entirety.”

The remark “I did this at home for her with a little shoe polish. She thought it was a scream” was even made at one point.

Make sure to keep scrolling to read about why the CEO of Chick-Fil-A urged white people to polish black people’s shoes…