Disney Fan Notices Censoring in "Wizards of Waverly Place" Episode Streaming on Disney+

Tamara Fuentes
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From Seventeen

Everything is NOT what it seems when it comes to Disney+.

Fans might notice some differences in some old episodes as they rewatch some of their favorite shows on the streaming giant, but one particular fan noticed some pretty unusual censoring during an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place.

While watching season 2 episode 10 of the series, Twitter user Danielle Owen (@lovelychubly) noticed that Theresa Russo, played by Maria Canals-Barrera, had her cleavage blurred in a scene.

According to Inside the Magic, which first wrote about the censoring, "these scenes involving Canals-Barrera originally aired on Disney Channel without any form of censoring, so it’s unclear why Disney made the decision to start censoring the actor’s appearance now that the episodes are on Disney’s streaming service."

Seventeen also checked out the episode on iTunes and the blurring was exactly the same as in the Disney+ version. It is possible that it was added in for all digital releases of the show after it aired.

This isn't the first time Disney+ has faces censoring accusations.

Production on the highly-anticipated Lizzie McGuire reboot paused after the some Disney executives disagreed with one of the main storylines, which featured a character cheating on another. Meanwhile, Love, Victor moved to Hulu as some of the topics were seen as not too family-friendly.

Recently, fans of Hamilton expressed concern over the show running on Disney+ as the beloved musical will start streaming on July 3.

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