Recently, we’ve seen a few titles vanish off streaming services for numerous reasons. Has Money Heist been taken off Netflix?
The prevalence of anti-racism movements and protests in the news right now is clear as day.
Many actions are being taken to combat racism in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death, including the signing of petitions and demonstrations.
Social media sites are full of people sharing articles, statistics and literature to read into. While this behaviour is being championed for obvious reasons, the actions taken by streaming services and so forth have proven rather divisive.
Essentially, current events have encouraged many to reflect and argue that such things as statues and TV shows are offensive and shouldn’t remain viewable.
This has led to some channels and streamers targeting shows that have used blackface, in particular.
On the other hand, what happened to Money Heist?
Fans confused over Money Heist disappearance
Money Heist viewers were recently left bewildered by its sudden disappearance from Netflix.
It’s one of the streaming service’s most popular shows; certainly not one to ditch.
Of course, frustrated fans took to Twitter to share their confusion.
Check out a selection of tweets:
Has Money Heist been taken off Netflix?
- No, Money Heist has not been taken off Netflix.
However, as highlighted by World Wire, many audiences were, in fact, unable to access the show for a while.
A number of confused fans flocked to social media to announce that it had disappeared. Fortunately, the issue was only temporary and it didn’t take too long for it to resurface.
The reason for its disappearance is unknown. Although, due to it only being gone for a while, we suspect it may have just been a technical issue.
Similarly, some users expressed that other shows like Suits had also gone missing.
Shows Netflix has actually removed
Although Money Heist didn’t take long to return to Netflix screens, the streamer has actually removed some shows…
As highlighted by The Guardian, the likes of The League of Gentlemen, Little Britain and The Mighty Boosh have vanished from the service due to their inclusion of actors using blackface.
Their deletion has erupted in quite the controversy.
The source notes that comedian Jack Carroll has since argued on Twitter: “It’s an arbitrary gesture that means they don’t have to put any real work into combatting actual instances of racial discrimination and comedy history is getting smashed in the process…”
Nevertheless, many have also defended their decision.
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