'Scrubs' Episodes With Blackface To Be Pulled From Hulu and Amazon Prime
In the wake of 30 Rock pulling their episodes containing blackface, the beloved comedy series Scrubs is following suit with a few of its own episodes.
Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence is pulling 3 episodes from streaming
The treasured sitcom will be removing three of its episodes containing white characters in blackface, "My Fifteen Seconds," "My Jiggly Ball," and "My Chopped Liver." One episode had star Zach Braff wearing blackface at a party and another had Sarah Chalke in blackface during a fantasy sequence.
The removal actually took place because show creator Bill Lawrence specifically requested it himself to the streaming platforms Scrubs is currently on. One fan tweeted at Bill, Hulu, and ABC imploring them to remove the episode to which Bill responded.
Agreed. Already in the works.— Bill Lawrence (@VDOOZER) June 23, 2020
Tina Fey made a statement about her episodes of 30 Rock featuring characters in blackface saying "I understand now that 'intent' is not a free pass for white people to use these images. I apologize for pain they have caused. Going forward, no comedy-loving kid needs to stumble on these tropes and be stung by their ugliness. I thank NBCUniversal for honouring this request."