The series was only on Netflix in overseas markets like the U.K. and Europe. ‘When Mac and Dee do blackface, it’s not glorified at all. Will you do the same? WARNERMEDIA CHIEF BOB GREENBLATT DEFENDS HBO MAX'S DECISION TO PULL 'GONE WITH THE WIND'. 5 episodes of the show have been removed from Hulu. ‘Both have blackface, surely Lethal Weapon 6 is actually worse than the first one?’. S04E03 America's Next Top Paddy's Billboard Model Contest, S06E09 Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth, This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google. even though concludes that it isn't [sic] ever. While The League Of Gentlemen is also said to have been removed from Netflix in wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, as the show features the character Papa Lazarou. Taking to social media to share their thoughts about the matter, one wrote: ‘Notice Netflix have pulled the Its Always Sunny episode: “Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth”, but have left the continuation “The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6” up. Macs argument is asinine and Frank says you have to use shoe polish. A number of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fans are accusing Netflix of removing some of its episodes featuring characters in blackface. Episodes of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has been taken down from Netflix (Picture: Rex) Netflix has removed episodes of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia which featured two characters in blackface.. One episode titled Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth is no longer available on the streaming platform due to the fact character Mac and Dee wear blackface. Kaley Cuoco recreates classic Big Bang Theory scene on TikTok, Netflix's Bridgerton branded olden day Gossip Girl as trailer drops. TIPS ON TALKING CORONAVIRUS WITH YOUR KIDS, "Apparently they removed the blackface episode of It's Always Sunny from Netflix," one user wrote. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. S04E03 America's Next Top Paddy's Billboard Model Contest S06E09 Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth S08E02 The Gang Recycles Their Trash S09 Another agreed: "The joke with blackface in It's Always Sunny isn't, 'haha look, they're black, that's hilarious'. IF WE ARE GOING TO START PICKING AND CHOOSING WHAT ART IS AND IS NOT ALLOWED, I ASK YOU WHERE IT ENDS ? - June 15, 2020 02:09 pm EDT. Kaley Cuoco recreates classic Big Bang Theory scene on TikTok, Netflix's Bridgerton branded olden day Gossip Girl as trailer drops. The characters are. Woow the whole point of the show is how UNHINGED and UNTETHERED it is. Meanwhile, Netflix is highlighting its "Black Lives Matter collection" — a playlist of movies and TV shows highlighting Black creators and Black-led stories. However, both have posted their support and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and protesters around the world. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. That’s funny because I just ended my Hulu account. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Metro.co.uk has contacted Netflix for comment. Fans started taking to Twitter early Saturday to question the streaming service about its decision to remove a few of the popular show's episodes in the United Kingdom, specifically pointing to the axing of an episode titled "Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth.". Netflix has quietly removed an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia from its catalogue, possibly because it included the use of blackface. It is the sixth episode from the second season of the comedy show and fans soon noticed it had gone missing. It pokes fun at these sorts of things. Metro.co.uk has contacted Netflix for comment. This is pathetic. Others defended Netflix, saying that it was better to be safe than sorry on an issue like this with such historical weight and potential for harm. Season 4 Episode 3: America's Next Top Paddy's Billboard Model Contest, Season 6 Episode 9: Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth, Season 8 Episode 2: The Gang Recycles Their Trash, Season 9 Episode 9: The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6. Here both Mac and Dee reprise their roles. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Hulu has apparently pulled multiple episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” that featured blackface. ‘Both have blackface, surely Lethal Weapon 6 is actually worse than the first one?’. It’s pretty in your face with the message that they’re all awful people who don’t understand what they’re doing is bad on any level. Well I think we just found out a new rule! Blackface works and is sensible because of how IASIP portrays the gang as irredeemable losers that fail no matter how far they lower themselves to succeed. More generally, the main characters of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are not painted as heroes in their show. The Twitter user then added: ‘Thing is though, It’s Always Sunny is not racist. It's pretty clear the episodes take the piss out of people who think blackface is ok, they've even kept a later episode up that features blackface without satirical context," another user argued. 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WE CAN NOT LET THIS STAND, IF THEY GET AWAY WITH THIS, WHERE WILL IT END ??? So far, neither McElhenney or Olson have responded to the removal of this episode nor criticisms for their recent use of blackface. The characters are. The streaming platform “Hulu” has removed episodes of the television show “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” The following list of episodes were the episodes removed. The shows Angry Boys, Summer Heights High, We Can Be Heroes and Jonah From Tonga have all been removed for this reason. ‘When Mac and Dee do blackface, it’s not glorified at all. One episode titled Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth is no longer available on the streaming platform due to the fact character Mac and Dee wear blackface. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 607k members in the IASIP community. If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you. Netflix has removed episodes of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia which featured two characters in blackface. The entire joke of the show is that these are horrible, terrible people who suffer for their sins. In the U.S., it is available to stream on Hulu, where Season 6, Episode 9 is still available at the time of this writing. A number of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fans are accusing Netflix of removing some of its episodes featuring characters in blackface. That's my best guess. Still, some felt that there was no appropriate context for this kind of comedy, even if it was self-aware and ironic. 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