Future generations may never know the drama, joy and splendor of Tara, Scarlett and Rhett.
The classic movie “Gone With The Wind” could be the next casualty to social justice warrior political correctness.
Theaters are canceling the showing of this great movie because, you know, it’s set during the Civil War.
IndieWire has the story:
After receiving “numerous comments” about a recent screening of “Gone With the Wind,” the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee has opted not to include the 1939 classic in next summer’s screening series. After reviewing customers’ statements and complains, the theater’s board has deemed the film “insensitive.”
“While title selections for the series are typically made in the spring of each year, the Orpheum has made this determination early in response to specific inquiries from patrons,” the Orpheum Theatre Group writes in a statement. “The Orpheum appreciates feedback on its programming from all members of the mid-south community. The recent screening of ‘Gone With the Wind’ at the Orpheum on Friday, August 11, 2017, generated numerous comments. The Orpheum carefully reviewed all of them.”
“As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves,’” continues the statement, “the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.”
It’s a pretty good bet that the politically correct left will never come up with cinema with the flair and substance that old classics like Gone With The Wind can offer.
Of course, Gone With the Wind was the first movie in which a black actor won an Oscar.
But now, it’s “racist.”
Did I really just read that a theatre cancelled a showing of “Gone with the Wind” for being “insensitive”? Is this real life?? pic.twitter.com/IuUqSE4Rzt
— Marianna Neal (@ImpressionBlend) August 27, 2017
They came for the statues, I said nothing because I wasn’t a Southerner.
Then they came for Gone With the Wind, I said nothing because…
— Richard Raps (@RickyRapsFL) August 26, 2017
Maybe it’s time for those of us who love American culture and history to stand up!