I knew this would be banned.
Gone with the Wind walked away with the Academy Awards in 1939 even though it was up against The Wizard of Oz and Gunga Din, two other great movies. It has been pulled from the Memphis theater, the Orpheum, because it’s too “insensitive”.
When will Gunga Din be banned? They weren’t nice to the terrorists in that movie.
Gone with the Wind is the highest grossing film of all time.
Hitler-style book burnings are coming soon as well. Actually, great books are already being banned, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Uncle Tom, and To Kill a Mockingbird. The leftists are running amok.
Victor Fleming’s film was part of their summer series programming. Some people apparently complained. Based on the book by Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind starred Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh and was set in on Southern plantation during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Although a landmark in cinema, the film and its subject matter has seen criticism for its portrayal of people of color and its overall perspective of the South during that divisive time in history, Deadline reported.
It wasn’t pulled because of Charlottesville as some are falsely claiming.
Brett Batterson, the president of Orpheum Theatre Group, claimed in an interview that the decision was made before the tragic events of Charlottesville. “This is something that’s been questioned every year, but the social media storm this year really brought it home,” he said. “This is about the Orpheum wanting to be inclusive and welcoming to all of Memphis.”
The shame of it is Hattie McDaniel was the first black actress to win an Academy Award for her portrayal of Mammy. She was the daughter of slaves and rose to the highest level of achievement in the movie industry. The snowflakes are calling this movie ‘racist’.
It could have been a teaching tool but they would rather erase it. Batterson mentioned the 64% black population of Memphis but it’s unclear if he even surveyed them.
Batterson said he made his decision after negative social media reaction. In that case, Twitter can decide anything is racist. This is unAmerican. What kind of horrible United States will this be where everything is determined by identity politics? What a dark place it will prove to be.