Until recently, the Netflix description for the 1995 animated Disney film Pocahontas read like the back cover of a Harlequin novel — and was sexist and racist to boot, a Native American writer asserts, per the Guardian.

After noticing the description last month, Keene went on a self-described “mini Twitter rant,” and Netflix responded via email, telling Keene “you were right to point out that we could do better. The synopsis has been updated to better reflect Pocahontas’ active role and to remove the suggestion that John Smith was her ultimate goal.”

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