There is quite a lot of mixed emotions running on John Ridley’s ‘Gone with the Wind’ which went off from HBO Max temporarily from June 9th. The statement of Ridley was very much true as it had a group of high principled martyrs taken down in glory rather than manslaughters, rapists, and betrayers who were bringing down the U.S.
The movie also gives a glimpse of slaves romanticizing just like a workstation-based sitcom where all slaves are enjoying as baristas in the plantation estate of Starbucks. On the other side, a handful of series or films has satisfied today’s standards.
Here comes the question of whether the idea of entertainment or craft must be censored regardless of the fact of how disgusting they are. The people of the U.S are way sensitive to these kinds of matter and the ultimate way to put these situations under control is by silencing the media.
Moreover, Ridley was not asking it to ban it and the people who were against his statements must read his article fully to know what he had actually said.
Here what Ridley had stated: “Let me be real clear: I don’t believe in censorship. I don’t think Gone With the Wind should be relegated to a vault in Burbank. I would just ask after a respectful amount of time has passed, that the film be re-introduced to the HBO Max platform along with other films that give a more broad-based and complete picture of what slavery and the Confederacy truly were. Or, perhaps it could be paired with conversations about narratives and why it’s important to have many voices sharing stories from different perspectives rather than merely those reinforcing the views of the prevailing culture.”