Amazon warning viewers about 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons

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One of the world's most popular cartoons might not be appropriate for your children.

At least, that's what a warning seems to state if you're watching "Tom and Jerry" cartoons on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

If you try to watch one of the classic cartoons, you're met with a warning that the cartoon may depict scenes of "racial prejudice," the BBC reports.

Why the warning? Yahoo News points out many of the cartoons were created in the 1940s and 1950s when ethnic and racial prejudices were more "commonplace and accepted." The warning says those depictions "were wrong then and are wrong today."

The warning isn't anything news. The exact same warning appeared on the original Warner Brothers DVDs. Many other classic shows and cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s has all racists contest removed or altered before they were re-released.
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