Gone with the Wind, replaced from HBO Max content by highlighting slavery


Chain HBO Max He decided to withdraw a tape that now more than ever generates a lot of controversy and various criticisms "gone With the WindTape 1939, same that they indicate excuse racism and a time of War in the United States.

After the protests derived from the events that took place against George Floyd, the streaming service along with other entertainment companies have been forced to deal with the relevance of productions both current and past.

Just last Tuesday, the company Paramount Network withdrew the reality show "Cops" after 33 seasons, as well as the BBC withdrew episodes of "Little Britain”, From its streaming service, a comedy that included a character with a black face.

Regarding the tape "gone With the Wind”The suggestion came from the filmmaker John Ridley who urged WarnerMedia to withdraw it with a strong argument in between:

It romanticizes the Confederacy in a way that continues to give legitimacy to the idea that the secessionist movement was something more, or better, or more noble than a bloody insurrection was to maintain the 'right' to own, sell, and buy human beings.

So through a statement WarnerMedia, owned by AT&T and owner of HBO Max, described "Gone with the wind" as "a product of its time" that shows racial prejudice.

Such racist representations were wrong then and they are wrong now and we feel that keeping this title available without an explanation and a complaint from those representations would be irresponsible, ”an HBO spokesperson said in a statement.

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Also, the headband it would be part of the content again, however, it will include “historical context and a denunciation of those same representations, but it will be presented as it was originally created, because doing the opposite would be the same as claiming that these prejudices never existed. "

"gone With the Wind”(“ Gone with the Wind ”) is based on a 1936 book by Margaret Mitchell and is a historical epic about a romance between Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), a gambler who joins the Confederacy.

For several years it has been denounced because throughout the plot includes slave characters who remain faithful to their former masters after the abolition of the slavery.

It is worth mentioning that even to this day it continues to be one of the films highest grossing of our times just when it adjusts for inflation.

She was the winner of eight Academy Awards as best film, supporting actress and for the work of Hattie McDaniel, the first black actress to be nominated and an Oscar winner.

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