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Old 06-22-2020, 07:15 PM   #1
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TV 4 "30 Rock" Eps. featuring Blackface get Pulled from Syndication, Streaming

"30 Rock" Episodes featuring Blackface Pulled from Streaming, Syndication
by Dave Nemetz
June 22, 2020

Four episodes of the NBC comedy "30 Rock" that feature characters in blackface are being removed from streaming services and syndication.

Vulture first reported the move, which was done at the request of NBCUniversal and series co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these episodes featuring actors in race-changing makeup are best taken out of circulation,” Fey said in a statement.

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 honoring this request.

The four episodes include:

Season 3’s “Believe in the Stars”
Season 5’s “Christmas Attack Zone”
Season 5’s “Live Show” (the East Coast version)
Season 6’s “Live From Studio H”
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