Janelle Monae To Record Replacement For ‘Racist’ Siamese Cat Song In ‘Lady And The Tramp’ Remake

Disney is scrubbing up some of the more problematic elements from “Lady and the Tramp” for their upcoming remake and they’ve enlisted Janelle Monae to help.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, the singer and “Moonlight” actress will record a new song as a replacement for the 1955 original’s “The Siamese Cat Song”, after people complained the lyrics play on racist stereotypes of East Asian people rather than the mischievous characteristics of the highly intelligent felines.

Monae has previously been announced as the voice of a Pekingese dog in the film, and will reportedly also be redoing other songs from the original film.

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The “Lady and the Tramp” remake co-stars Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux, and is expected to premiere on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service in November.

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