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ABC Has Pulled An Episode Of "Black-ish" That Discussed Athletes Kneeling During The National Anthem

The show's creator Kenya Barris said: “Given our creative differences, neither ABC nor I were happy with the direction of the episode and mutually agreed not to air it."

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According to Variety, ABC has indefinitely shelved an episode of Black-ish that was meant to air on Feb. 27 due to "creative differences".

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The episode, entitled, "Please, Baby, Please", covers several current political and social issues. Variety reported that there is one scene in which Dre and Junior argue over athletes' right to kneel during the national anthem.

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An ABC spokesperson told Variety: "One of the things that has always made Black-ish so special is how it deftly examines delicate social issues in a way that simultaneously entertains and educates." They went on: “However, on this episode there were creative differences we were unable to resolve."

The show's creator Kenya Barris said: “Given our creative differences, neither ABC nor I were happy with the direction of the episode and mutually agreed not to air it."

People were confused as Black-ish frequently has had political and socially-themed episodes in the past.

Blackish has covered everything from, "Trump’s election, the N-word, postpartum depression, and police brutality," but when the show, DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH, tried to tackle athletes taking a knee as a form of protest, ABC/Disney SHUT THE EPISODE DOWN. https://t.co/1WJtWHOrML

We’ve gotten Black-ish episodes about the n-word and mass incarceration, but ABC won’t air an episode about National Anthem protests because of “creative differences.” This is interesting, and by interesting, I mean worrying. https://t.co/kbAQEjRaeO

In 2014, President Trump tweeted his dislike for the show's name.

How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled "Blackish"? Can you imagine the furor of a show, "Whiteish"! Racism at highest level?