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The Muppet Show: Disney+ adds content warning of 'negative depictions of cultures'

The Muppet Show: Disney+ adds content warning of 'negative depictions of cultures'

Studio says it is acknowledging and contextualising culturally offensive material rather than cutting itSun 21 Feb 2021 23.18 ESTLast modified on Mon 22 Feb 2021 12.30 ESTDisney+ has added a new disclaimer to old episodes of The Muppet Show, warning of “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures” throughout the series.The platform began streaming Jim Henson’s family variety show on 19 February but prefaced 18 of its episodes with a content advisory that adds: “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its...

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'You’re upside down, Tom': US congressman appears wrong way up at House video hearing

'You’re upside down, Tom': US congressman appears wrong way up at House video hearing

First a cat-faced lawyer, now Minnesota representative Tom Emmer presents a topsy-turvy screen image at a virtual committee01:17Thu 11 Feb 2021 21.29 ESTA US Republican congressman accidentally turned the political world upside down when he appeared with his face flipped the wrong way during a video call for a House of Representatives committee hearing.Days after a Texan lawyer presented in court with a instead of his face, Minnesota representative Tom Emmer made his own unusual video call debut.The congressman was speaking about job security during the House financial services committee...

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Box seat: scientists solve the mystery of why wombats have cube-shaped poo

Box seat: scientists solve the mystery of why wombats have cube-shaped poo

Unique physiology allows the Australian marsupial to produce square-shaped faeces that may aid communicationNatasha MayFri 29 Jan 2021 01.33 ESTLast modified on Fri 29 Jan 2021 09.12 ESTHow wombats produce their cube-shape poo has long been a biological puzzle but now an international study has provided the answer to this unusual natural phenomenon.The cube shape is formed within the intestines – not at the point of exit, as previously thought – according to research published in scientific journal on Thursday.The paper expands upon first presented at a meeting of the American Physical...

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