Megyn Kelly Isn’t Happy About Removal of “Gone With The Wind’ from HBO Max


As racial tensions continue to erupt across the country, Megyn Kelly is finding it increasingly difficult to stay silent. For example, she’s not very happy about the temporary removal of the legendary film Gone with the Wind from HBO Max due to ongoing racial tensions.

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“Are we going to pull all of the movies in which women are treated as sex objects too?” the former Fox News personality tweeted out on Tuesday (June 9) in response to the streaming service’s recent actions. “Guess how many films we’ll have left? Where does this end??”

The 1939 film obviously depicts a much different time, when slavery was somewhat commonplace and black people were far from respected within society.

Gone with The Wind is a product of its time and depicts some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that have, unfortunately, been commonplace in American society,” a spokesperson for the streaming service said in a statement to People magazine. “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.”

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Therefore, HBO Max will take down the film now in order to add a “discussion of its historical context and a denouncement” of its portrayal of black people and slavery.

But is that the answer?

Kelly seems to doubt it.

“For the record,” wrote Kelly, “you can loathe bad cops, racism, sexism, bias against the LGBTQ community, and not censor historical movies, books, music and art that don’t portray those groups perfectly. Ppl understand art reflects life… as we evolve, so do our cultural touchstones.”