Last week I attempted to watch Gone With the Wind and quit the movie five minutes into the film due to its highly insensitive material that had me practically seething and in genuine shock. I wrote a post sharing my experience (I Tried to Watch ‘Gone With the Wind’ but I Couldn’t Do It) and how baffled I was that a film with such racist themes could be still available to stream.
Well, apparently, HBO Max realized the insensitivity of having such a movie on their streaming service at such a time in America and decided to (temporarily) remove it. I was thrilled at the service’s decision to do that and even though it will be returning to the service at least it will have a disclaimer ahead of time.
I understand those who would hate for these classics to be removed from society, for if HBO Max starts removing films like Gone With the Wind does that mean movies like Lawrence of Arabia, a film that has white men portraying Muslims, should be banned as well? It easily could be a neverending spiral of deletion but hey, the world is changing. Maybe it’s time what we show future generations should change too.
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