Hulu Pulls ‘Golden Girls’ Blackface Scene
Hulu has pulled a very specific scene from The Golden Girls, which they’ve been streaming since last year.
In the episode “Mixed Blessings,” Dorothy’s son Michael plans to marry an older Black woman named Lorraine.
Bea Arthur’s character worries about the marriage due to the age difference, while Lorraine’s family disapproves of their daughter marrying a white man.
At one point, Lorraine’s family arrives just as Rose (Betty White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) are trying a new mud facial treatment, and as the two greet their new guests, Rose states, “This is mud on our faces, we’re not really Black,” as Page Six reports.
Executives at Hulu decided to pull it, not long after other shows did the same. Three episodes of Scrubs were also removed from Hulu for their depictions of blackface, as well as four episodes of 30 Rock.
Bravo to you, Hulu!