HBO Max temporarily pulls ‘Gone With the Wind’ during Black Lives Matter movement
The American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp and FOX Business’ Dagen McDowell discuss the historical significance of the classic film ‘Gone With the Wind.’
“Gone with the Wind” became the top bestselling movie on Amazon on Wednesday, after the news that HBO had pulled the 1939 film from its newest streaming service HBO Max.
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HBO — owned by AT&T — decided to pull the Oscar-winning Civil War film starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel after weeks of protests for racial justice sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who was killed while being arrested by a police officer, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
HBO MAX PULLS ‘GONE WITH THE WIND,’ WHILE ‘COPS’ GETS CANCELED
“‘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, an HBO MAx spokesperson told Deadline in a statement. "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.”
In response, fans turned to Amazon.
‘COPS,’ ON AIR FOR 33 SEASONS, DROPPED BY PARAMOUNT NETWORK