‘Golden Girls’ Blackface Episode Removed From Hulu

Hulu has snatched an episode of “The Golden Girls” from 1988 that contains a scene with characters in blackface. 

In the episode titled, “Mixed Feelings,” Dorothy’s son, Michael (Scott Jacoby), was planning to marry a much older black woman named Lorraine (Rosalind Cash).

Dorothy (Beatrice Author) took issue with their age difference and Lorraine’s family did not approve of her marrying a white man, so the families attempted to stop the marriage. 

When Lorraine’s family arrived, Rose (Betty White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) greet the family while wearing a new mud face treatment. 

They tell Lorraine’s family, “This is mud on our faces, we’re not really Black.”

Watch a portion of the episode below:

Hulu has removed the episode of “The Golden Girls” as they continue to scrub episodes from their platform due to blackface and other racially insensitive or offensive content. 

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Source: Variety

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4 thoughts on “‘Golden Girls’ Blackface Episode Removed From Hulu”

  1. I think this particular episode would be okay to stay. It’s a great conversation starter. And it’s not really black face because they’re doing a facial. It’s not like they have red lips and a top hat.

  2. Hulu… I was hoping that your streaming platform would eventually come to Canada but if your going to be so outrageously thin skinned about these issues… I have no interest in using your product! There is absolutely nothing wrong with this episode of the Golden Girls. it’s a FACIAL mask… Not actual blackface! Shame on you Hulu… Shame on you all!

  3. It’s a sad situation these days. It is impossible to erase history, we are supposed to learn from it. Scrubbing episodes or changing names does not eliminate anything – it is simply a move for publicity. I’m really sad to witness what is going on these days.

  4. It’s a sad situation these days. It is impossible to erase history, we are supposed to learn from it. Scrubbing episodes or changing names does not eliminate anything – it is simply a move for publicity. I’m really sad to witness what is going on these days.

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