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Indeed, as longtime inventive director Jay Manuel has not too long ago highlighted, some of the critiques and problems undoubtedly truly feel off-putting now—and ended up each little bit as questionable in the early 2000s. (Blackface in any iteration is only not okay, a sentiment Banking companies no doubt agrees with, getting tweeted, “Looking back, those were being some truly off decisions.”)
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