UK TV Broadcaster Sky Adds Trigger Warnings To Several Films Including Aliens And Both Versions of Disney’s Aladdin

Sky broadcasting has recently added a disclaimer to several of the films offered on their ‘Sky Cinema’ streaming service that warns viewers that a given film features elements that “may cause offence today.”

Upon searching for certain films, viewers will be met with a description that reads “this film has outdated attitudes, language and cultural depictions which may cause offence today.”

You can see the trigger warning for Aliens below.

UK TV Broadcaster Sky Adds Warnings Against “Outdated Attitudes, Language, and Cultural Depictions” To Several Films, Including Both Versions of Disney's Aladdin

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Both versions of Disney’s Aladdin also bear the label.

Here’s a list of the films where the label has been applied:

  • The original Disney animated versions of Aladdin, Jungle Book, and Dumbo
  • The Jazz Singer, the 1927 film centered around a young Jewish man who defies family tradition
  • The Littlest Rebel, a 1935 musical set during the Civil War starring Shirley Temple
  • 1939’s cinematic masterpiece Gone with the Wind
  • Audrey Hepburn’s Academy Award winning Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • The 1962 World War I war drama Lawrence of Arabia, starring Peter O’Toole and Alec Guinness
  • The 1980 film adaptation of the classic sci-fi serial Flash Gordon
  • Classic children’s adventure film The Goonies
  • Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd’s aptly named life-swapping movie Trading Places
  • The Sigourney Weaver led sci-fi sequel Aliens
  • The Last Samurai, a Japanese period drama starring Tom Cruise
  • The Christopher Walken ping-pong comedy Balls of Fury
  • Ben Stiller’s comedy Tropic Thunder, which features Robert Downey Jr. in black face
  • Disney’s 2013 remake of The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp as Tonto
  • Most ironically, Disney’s 2019 live action remake of Aladdin

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When reached for comment on these new labels, a Sky spokesperson told Variety that “Sky is committed to supporting anti-racism and improving diversity and inclusion both on and off screen.”

The spokesperson also confirmed that this will be an ongoing process, adding, “We constantly review all content on Sky’s owned channels and will take action where necessary including adding additional information for our customer to allow them to make an informed decision when deciding what films and TV shows to watch.”

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