Gone with the wind was removed from HBO Max due to nationwide protests in the USA!
The classic Oscar-winning film of 1939, “Gone with the Wind”, has returned to HBO Max, the online streaming platform of HBO, along with a commentary defining the civil war era.
The Academy Award-winning film had been pulled two weeks ago as the protest that was supporting the tagline “Black Lives Matter” in the whole of the USA over police brutality.
HBO Max released a statement saying that they will bring back the flick with the discussion of its historical context.
The flick set on Georgia plantation was accompanied by a 4-minute introduction and recording of a Panel discussion at the Turner Classic Movie (TCM) festival 2019.
It started with TCM host and film scholar Jacqueline Stewart saying:
“Presents the antebellum South as a world of grace and beauty without acknowledging the brutality of chattel slavery upon which this world was based.”
“Eighty years after its initial release, ‘Gone with the Wind’ is a film of undeniable cultural significance. It is not only a major document of Hollywood’s racist practices of the past but also an enduring work of popular culture that speaks directly to the racial inequalities that persist in media and society today.”