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Whoopi Goldberg Thinks 'Gone with the Wind' Should Not Have Been Pulled Off

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 12, 2020
07:00 P.M.

HBO Max recently announced that it was taking the film "Gone With the Wind" from its platform amid the protests against racism and how Black people are depicted on shows. "The View" co-hosts have since shared their opinions on the matter.

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On June 10, 2020, the latest episode of “The View,” the hosts tackled the controversy over the movie “Gone with the Wind.” HBO Max revealed that it was removing the film from its streaming library after some people complained about its depiction of servitude and slavery.

“The View’s” co-host Whoopi Goldberg shared how she was against such films being taken down. She explained that she felt the movie “was shot when things were different.”

Whoopi Goldberg at the FAO Schwarz Grand Opening Event on November 15, 2018, in New York City | Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images

Whoopi Goldberg at the FAO Schwarz Grand Opening Event on November 15, 2018, in New York City | Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images

GOLDBERG ASKS FOR DISCLAIMERS

Goldberg noted how taking down films that tackle such issues, whether in a positive light or not, was a difficult thing to do. She felt that censoring movies like that would also mean blaxploitation films would also need to be removed.

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The actress stated that these 1970s movies were “not depicting us the right way.” Instead, she believed filmmakers could show such films with a disclaimer.

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PUTTING THINGS IN CONTEXT

Goldberg said: “If you put before the film is shown, ‘Listen, we don’t do this anymore.’ You have to put it in context.” Her co-hosts, Meghan McCain, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin, all agreed with her take on things.

On June 9, 2020, the network released this statement about the movie saying: “These racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today.”

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HBO TRIES TO BE RESPONSIBLE

HBO further stated that it felt leaving the movie up without explaining or denouncing the depictions show “would be irresponsible.” However, the plan was to bring the film back with the context surrounding its content.

MEGYN KELLY SHARES OPINION

Former talk show host and journalist, Megyn Kelly, took to Twitter to weigh in on the matter. She felt the taking down “Gone with the Wind” was like opening a can of worms.

REMOVING OFFENSIVE FILMS

Kelly questioned if this meant all films that feature women being “treated as sex objects” were also going to be removed. She lamented how if that was done; not too many movies would be left.

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