I am personally not fond of the nanny state. This is not a rant but rather a reflection on how far we have not come.
I was surfing the 'higher tv channels' the other night. You know up there where we never go. Where infomercials are actually more entertaining than most of the shows. Anyway, I paused on a screen that read:
THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM DEPICTS IMAGES OR CHARACTER PORTRAILS THAT REPRESENT OUTDATE CULTURAL DEPICTIONS.
Well, you know, one just has to hang around to see what evil, not PC enough show was about to scandalize the nation.
Before you scroll down, here are a few hints. You get one guess per hint.
1) A network television series ran from 1959 to 1973.
2) Family drama.
3) Set in the Western United States.
Yes, the warning for Outdate Cultural Depictions was for Bonanza.
Care to take a guess why?
Scroll down for the "correct" answer.
It was/is the character of Hop Sing, the Chinese cook on the ranch.
In addition, Disney has added the same sensitivity warning to films such as Lady and the Tramp, Dumbo and Peter Pan. Can you say Woke? I knew you couldn't.