Warnings were placed on lady and the tramp and the aristocats as both showed racist depictions involving siamese cats. The character was voiced by white actor paul winchell.
The aristocats showed a yellow face siamese cat called shun gon playing the piano with chopsticks.
Lady and the tramp siamese cats racist. The cat is depicted as a racist caricature of east asian peoples with exaggerated stereotypical traits such as slanted eyes and buck teeth. Lady and the tramp has always been a problematic fave because of that racist siamese cat song. In short the siamese cat song is racist.
He sings in a poorly accented english voiced by a white. Disney made a logical decision by changing the siamese cat sequence in lady and the tramp 2019 but shouldn t necessarily be applauded. Lady and the tramp showed two siamese cats si and am that were depicted with anti asian stereotypes.
The 2019 remake tackles the issue head on with a new song from janelle monae s collaborators. It was the right thing to do. It was the right thing to do.
Studios and filmmaker should want to avoid racist depictions certainly in a time when the target audience is essentially an entire world of streaming. The racist siamese cat song was cut from the disney live action lady and the tramp replaced with the song what a shame the director explains. When lady and the tramp first premiered it was common to depict asian individuals on screen with buck teeth as the movie did.