‘Pokémon’ skips airing an episode in the West where Ash does blackface
Pokémon kinda did a little bit of a blackface thing in a recent episode and Disney is not having it.
The 64th episode of the latest Pokémon Sun and Moon television series is not airing in the West, probably because the main character, Ash Ketchum, got his face painted black so he could blend in with a group of Pokémon whose faces are blackPolygon reported Tuesday that the episode already aired in Japan, but is not scheduled to air on its western network Disney XD.
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According to a synopsis of the episode, Ash befriends some Passimian, which are kind of like beefy, lemur-looking Pokémon, and eventually tries to get even closer to them by acting like them and dressing like them with a Passimian costume and some black makeup on his face. Read more…More about Television, Pokemon, Entertainment, Discrimination, and Movies Tv Shows
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