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'The Golden Girls' Episode with Blackface Scene is Removed From Hulu

'The Golden Girls' Episode with Blackface Scene is Removed From Hulu

Hulu has removed an episode of The Golden Girls that contained a scene with characters in blackface.

The episode that was removed was “Mixed Feelings,” which was episode 23 in the third season of the hit sitcom that aired in 1988.

In the episode, Michael (Scott Jacoby), the son of Dorothy (Bea Arthur), plans to marry a much older black woman, Lorraine (Rosalind Cash). Dorothy is critical of their age difference, while Lorraine’s family disapproves of their daughter marrying a white man.

Lorraine’s family arrives just as Rose (Betty White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) are trying out new mud face treatments. The girls greet Lorraine’s family with their masks still on, saying to them “This is mud on our faces, we’re not really Black.”

Hulu’s decision to remove The Golden Girls episode comes after they also pulled episodes of Scrubs that also featured blackface scenes.

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