The Evening Standard

Blackface scenes removed from Peepshow on Netflix platform

June 29, 2020

 

Netflix has removed a Peep Show scene involving blackface from its platform as a number of shows re-evaluate their content.

The death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis last month has sparked global anti-racism protests, and, in the wake of this, the entertainment world has been removing controversial scenes and episodes over problematic content.

A Peep Show moment that involves Jeremy (played by Robert Webb) wearing blackface has now been taken off the Netflix edit of the Channel 4 series. However, the All4 version of the episode still has the moment included at the time of writing.