New Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon episode “Touchdown of Friendship!!” won’t air on Disney XD in the US due to blackface similarity

Episode 64 of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon is called “Touchdown of Friendship!!” in Japanese, and it involves Ash Ketchum developing sympathy for a tribe of Passimian. His desire to protect and support the lemur-like Pokémon runs so deep that he begins acting and appearing like them. He even has his skin painted black, which strikes a similar resemblance to blackface. Because of this, The Pokémon Company has decided to not air the episode in the U.S. on Disney XD.

Source: Polygon.com and JPRPokeTrainer98 @JPRPT98

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