The Nightly Sunset
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The Nightly Sunset

So Long, Gone with the Wind?

Shortly after John Ridley, the Academy Award winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave, penned an op-ed to the LA Times requesting for HBO to remove the iconic film Gone with the Wind from its streaming library, HBO acquiesced.

In a statement released by the media giant, HBO acknowledged the racial insensitivity of the film’s portrayal of slavery and African Americans and temporarily removed the classic from its catalog. They have vowed to return the film to its library at a later date, accompanied by some sort of disclaimer about the racial inaccuracies, and perhaps even some…

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