It was brought to my attention that there was an incident wit a “Jessie” episode, that had a plot involving a boy with “Celiac disease” (gluten intolerace) in their most recent episode; ‘Quitting Cold Koala’ . Wow, did you people even learned the lesson the first time??
As many know, there was a huge mess because of this joke in “SIU” where a model made a joke related to a food disorder…and Demi Lovato made sure it was clear how wrong that was.
I think sometimes writers for these shows forget how carefully they need to think things through. Issues like this can go unnoticed in average shows, but of course its a BIG DEAL when its in show directed to kids.
Kids pay more attention that what we would think. How can they expect things like adult subjects hints, bullying, or stereotype related jokes not to blow in their faces.
US particularly has this thing for making steretypes out of other countries/cultures. For example, as someone from Mexico, i sometimes facepalm when i see how we are depicted in the media. I can assure you you we are not people who ride donkeys wearing sombreros while eating tacos. While im not particularly annoyed by things like this, people feel sometimes offended when certain elements of their culture/nationality are being “mocked”, even when its not with bad intention.
I remember when a girl complained of an A&A episode, saying how offensive she found that Lester was speaking “Korean” ( apparently he said some random nonsense, just with a accent) I didnt even noticed it was fake korean, but for this girl it was a big deal!!
Being a children friendly newtwork, they must be extra careful when they decide how is going to be their approach when they refer say something about cultures, races, diseases or some toher delicate subjects.writers must learn to see what they create form the point of view of the audience. What they mean its not all the time what the public understands. Im quite sure they mean no harm when they make certain jokes, but that doesn’t mean everyone will laugh with them…and a few gags are not worthy making someone feel bad.
I love this shows, i really do, but i would really reccomend the network to double, and triple check the content, to make sure its 100% children friendly, so they can enjoy them as muchas i do.