Wednesday, 1 December 2021

‘Gone With the Wind’ taken out of HBO Max

HOLLYWOODs 1939 classic Gone With the Wind, one of the most celebrated movies of all times, has been removed from HBO Max over its depiction of “ethnic and racial prejudices” in the wake of raging protests triggered by the brutal murder of George Floyd.

A winner of multiple Academy Awards, Gone With the Wind, adapted from the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell, has often been criticised for its treatment of its black characters and portrayal of Civil War. The movie has black characters who remain loyal to their masters even after the abolition of slavery.

In a statement, HBO Max said, “Gone With The Wind is a product of its time and depicts some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that have, unfortunately, been commonplace in American society.”

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