HBO Max Temporarily Pulls ‘Gone With the Wind’ Over Its Depictions of Race
An old classic is going to be absent from HBO Max, at least temporarily. Gone with the Wind has been removed from the channel in the wake of criticism that the film depicted racist attitudes out of context.
According to HBO Max, the 1939 film was “a product of its time and depicts some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that have, unfortunately, become commonplace in American society. 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.”