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30 Times Your Favorite Kids Movies & TV Shows Were Way More Offensive Than You Remember

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    Nostalgia-watching is a favorite pastime of any film buff. Revisiting the movie or TV show you loved when you were 8 can transport you back to the mid-'90s in the best way. You can practically taste the Dunkaroos and Hi-C.

    But sometimes, these blasts from the past are accompanied by uncomfortable realizations. The pop culture you loved when you were younger featured some seriously racist, sexist, or otherwise problematic moments. It's important to recognize that what we loved as kids might not have been as sweet or funny as we thought. Sometimes, the reason your parents tried to shield your eyes from certain flicks might have had more to do with the films' offensive ideas than adult content.

    Let's hope that the next generation's onscreen favorites won't promote these kinds of damaging stereotypes. From the movies and TV shows aimed at adults that you caught after school to beloved Disney flicks, we've rounded up 30 deeply flawed pieces of pop culture.


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    Man of the House (1995)
    It's like this movie exists solely to help grad students with their theses on cultural appropriation in the media. Someone green-lit this in your lifetime.

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    Lady and the Tramp (1955)
    Nope. Nope nope nope.

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    Wish Upon a Star (1996)
    The movie that introduced you to the concept of virginity if you skipped Hocus Pocus, this film features a heavy dose of slut-shaming. Alex isn't still a virgin because she hasn't felt ready or found a partner she wanted to sleep with, but because she "has morals."

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    Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
    The original title was going to be "Let's Laugh at Cultures We Don't Understand," but that was too long.

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    Clueless (1995)
    El Salvador, Mexico, whatevs. Same difference, according to Cher.