Queen Latifah Thinks 'Gone With the Wind' Should Be 'Gone'
Gone With the Wind will soon be available once again on HBO Max, but Queen Latifah is fine with it remaining gone. "Let Gone With the Wind be gone with the wind," she tells the Associated Press in a recent interview. Ridley recently spoke with ET about Gone With the Wind, calling it "historical fiction." ...People talk about, 'Well, if you take away the film you're erasing history, making history go away. The Civil War happened.
HBO Max removes 'Gone With the Wind,' will add context
NEW YORK HBO Max has temporarily removed Gone With the Wind from its streaming library in order to add historical context to the 1939 film long criticized for romanticizing slavery and the Civil War-era South. Protests in the wake of George Floyd's death have forced entertainment companies to grapple with the appropriateness of both current and past productions. The BBC also removed episodes of Little Britain," a comedy series that featured a character in blackface, from its streaming service. "These racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today, and we felt that to keep this title up without an explanation and a denouncement of those depictions would be irresponsible, said an HBO Max spokesman in a statement. Gone With the Wind has long been denounced for featuring slave characters who remain loyal to their former owners after the abolition of slavery.