Alison Pregler took to Twitter to reveal Disney had covered up Daryl Hannah's bum in the movie with "digital fur technology".
She joked, "Disney+ didn't want butts on their platform so they edited Splash with digital fur technology."
Disney+ didn't want butts on their platform so they edited Splash with digital fur technology pic.twitter.com/df8XE0G9om— Allison Pregler (@AllisonPregler) April 13, 2020
Someone else followed up with a clip of the original scene:
Other users joked about how Disney allowed the Hulk's butt to appear in Thor: Ragnarok:
They like big butts and they can not lie...— Wash your hands! (@wisecur) April 13, 2020
Some thought it was hypocritical of Disney to allow all the violence in the Marvel movies stay as they were, while this scene 'needed' editing.
The new puritans want to pretend arses don’t exist. Yet all the violence in their superhero films is perfectly fine— You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat (@film_quiz) April 13, 2020
Others pointed out that Bart Simpson was still nude in The Simpsons Movie.
Much to think about— ドリトスワサビ (@joonaet) April 13, 2020
Someone else wrote, "It looks TERRIFYING."
It looks TERRIFYING— Claire (@TreClaire) April 13, 2020
Another added, "There comes a point when nudity censorship crosses a line into creepy prudishness, this is it."
There comes a point when nudity censorship crosses a line into creepy prudishness, this is it.— Martin Mclean (@flyingkiang) April 13, 2020
Splash stars Tom Hanks as a young man who falls in love with a mermaid named Madison, played by Daryl Hannah, who saves him from drowning. She is able to transform into a human, but when she gets wet she changes back.
The film was given a PG rating because none of the nudity was sexual and "all essential to the plot" according to iMDB.
In another scene where Madison visits the Statue of Liberty in the nude, she's been blurred.
On Disney+, the film begins with a notice saying, "This film has been modified from its original version. It has been edited for content."
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