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  • CANCEL CULTURE: HBO Max removes Civil War epic 'Gone With the Wind'

    CANCEL CULTURE: HBO Max removes Civil War epic 'Gone With the Wind'

    The 1939 film has long been considered controversial for its depiction of Black people and its positive view of slavery. Gone With the Wind, the Civil War epic considered a classic of American cinema, has been temporarily pulled from HBO Max. 

    H/T: The Hollywood Reporter

    "It doesn’t just 'fall short' with regard to representation. It is a film that glorifies the antebellum south. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of color," screenwriter John Ridley wrote in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. 

    He added: "It is a film that, as part of the narrative of the “Lost Cause,” romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the notion that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than what it was — a bloody insurrection to maintain the “right” to own, sell and buy human beings."

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