Memphis theatre pulls Gone With The Wind after complaints that it is racially insensitive

Last time a movie was playing that I didn’t like, I chose not to go see it. Today’s SJWs are such demanding, sensitive snowflakes.

And does that mean that Hattie McDaniel’s family needs to return her Oscar for participating in this insensitive movie?

From Daily Mail: ‘Gone With The Wind’ has been pulled from a Memphis theater after patrons complained the 1939 Civil War classic is racially insensitive.

The Orpheum Theatre Group made the decision after patrons took issue with the screening of the movie starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara on August 11.

‘As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves’, the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population,’ the theater’s operators said in a statement according to News Ch. 3.

The classic motion picture revolves around the life and hardships faced by Scarlet O’Hara during the war. It was based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book with the same title, by Margaret Mitchell.

The movie depicts the relationships between slaves and owners and has been previously criticized before for its portrayal of black slaves.

Hattie McDaniel, who portrayed a slave called Mammie, became the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role.

Racial sensitivities hit a fever pitch after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, NC ended in bloodshed when a woman who was protesting the rally was killed by a car that mowed into a crowd of people.

The white supremacist groups held the ‘Unite The Right’ rally to protest the potential removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a 2,308-seat venue.

People had strong reactions to The Orpheum’s decision to pull ‘Gone With The Wind.’

One Facebook user wrote: ‘We have literally lost our minds in this country! Let’s just erase all the history so we can rewrite it! Not me. I want to see every movie, book, statue, tribute, monument, memorial, and site of every concentration camp to ensure these horrors never happen again. If you don’t teach and learn from our past you will be destined to repeat it!’

Another asked if Wizard of Oz would be next as ‘it might offend “little” people.’

What has recently been deemed offensive enough to erase has expanded well beyond the Confederate statue of Gen. Lee in Charlottesville.

The ever growing list of things people find offensive enough to banish now includes various statues of Christopher Columbus, to a statue of New York colonist Peter Stuyvesant.

The general removal of Stuyvesant’s name, which covers two neighborhoods in New York and a high school, have been debated.

 ‘Gone with the Wind’ is the latest piece of history under attack. 

Read the rest of the story here.

DCG

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27 responses to “Memphis theatre pulls Gone With The Wind after complaints that it is racially insensitive

  1. Kevin J Lankford

    Just waiting for the black remake..

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  2. Total hypocrisy is seen with Orpheum and movie makers in general about
    what qualifies as offensive to a large segment of the American population.
    For example, were the movies Machete and Birth of a Nation (2014) featuring graphic wanton violence against whites pulled from theaters?
    Hell no. They were shown school classrooms to delighted audiences of
    diversities.
    Our parasitic, genocidal rulers are exterminating white Gentiles. 100
    million white Gentiles were slaughtered in the 20th century in the
    Soviet Union and elsewhere. We’re next/

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  3. Frankly my dear; I Do Give A Damn!

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  4. Boo hoo if Scarlet was alive today she would be a whore to a black pimp and Mammie would have recognized her worth and leave the family and go to nursing school and get paid for playing a Nurse maid

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  5. Whenever we engage this nonsense, we add credibility to their ability to control the narrative. Basically, they are saying you’re either a “white ‘nationalist/supremisist’ race-hating, ignorant bigot”, or you’re a “godless, pervert, that hates your country and wants to impose Satanic principles on everybody”.

    Who are “they” to do this? Just because they have an electronic echo chamber doesn’t mean they’re in charge of anything. That’s why that group’s decision not to show up for the “rally” was a good one.

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  6. Now to think of it, I was racially offended while watching a re-run of the old ’70s miniseries, “Roots” earlier this year, for its blatant portrayal of all whites as racist slave abusers, and all blacks as loving, intelligent, hard-working, super-humans…
    Furthermore, the statue of MLK erected by Obama in DC certainly has to come down, as it portrays the great Civil Rights Leader, who pushed for non-violence, as, well, a THUG. Let’s apply equal logic equally.

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  7. Well, I guess one of my favorites will be on the chopping block soon: “To Kill a Mockingbird” !

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  8. That reminds me-so much for the National Register of Historic Places. “They” are dead set on erasing all evidence of America’s History,…..
    BTW-Why isn’t there a requirement that if a person wants convey any sort of edict like “their” offense of whatever kind,they have to sign and have verified their names? The MAIN reason “they’re” getting away with all this crap is anonymity. As long as they can start these “movements” without being named as the person responsible,they’ll keep running with it. We need to find a way to tell ALL OF AMERICA the NAMES of those causing this,and I’m not referring to SOROS,but to those who agree to do his bidding. I don’t think “they’ll” be nearly as bad-ass once everyone knows what Anti-American Media Whores “they” are. That’s only MY opinion.

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  9. As a ‘believing’ Christian, God DID say,” Thou shalt have NO other god before me”. Statues are a form of reverence and remembrance that should be reserved for God alone.

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    • Please read Exodus 20:3 in its full context:

      […]
      2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

      3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

      4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

      5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God…
      […]

      Points to consider:

      1_You were not alive in those days so you could not have possibly been “brought out of the land of Egypt…” so God was not even talking to you but only to the large “Exodus Group” before him, which became the ancient nation of Israel, which you, as a “believing Christian” has no part in whatsoever anyway.

      2_The operative word in vs. 3 is “gods” & God’s thought re false “gods” is expanded in verse 4:

      3_Verse 4 says not only no “graven image” but not even any “likeness” of anything [to be considered/worshipped as “gods” that are] in heaven, nor on the earth, nor in the waters underneath. If you think God was not solely referring to “gods” in vs. 4, which succeeded vs. 3, then all innocent paintings, drawings, photos of all of God’s creation, including but not limited to clouds, sun, sky, birds in the sky, rain, stars, moon, planets, trees, flowers, animals, pets, mountains, rivers, streams, people, family, friends, babies, children, oceans, whales, fish, dolphins, etc. are off-limits to you, along with any/all “statues.”

      5_No bowing down to any of them, which no “believing Christian” is going to be “bowing down” to any of the things/people listed above anyway; nor would they consider any of those things/people as “gods.”

      For that reason, I see nothing wrong with photos, paintings, drawings, etc. of any historical person, place, nor thing, nor anything wrong with paintings/drawings/photos of God’s creation, as listed in my paragraph #3 above.

      Now, do the heathen also create statutes/drawings/paintings/photos to THEIR “gods”? Sure, see Romans 1:25 for instance, re those who “worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator.” But we don’t bow down to those either, nor pay any attention to them whatsoever (Baphomet, Moloch, Isis, whoever/whatever).

      Also consider the timeframe of the Bible that you/I are living in:

      Romans 7:6: But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.

      Galatians 5:1: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

      Galatians 3:13: Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us–for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”–

      2 Corinthians 3:17: Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

      Anyone who thinks Exodus 20:3-4-5 applies to Christians, you’d have to ignore everything Paul wrote AND wear “blinders” while on the internet since there are photos everywhere. 🙂 Food for thought!

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  10. But, but, but…just need to back up here for a moment–how come no one is complaining about the statue of Margaret Sanger? (Oh, they haven’t made a movie about her yet, is that it?)

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  11. They’d probably love “Triumph of the Will” by Leni Reifenschtall. Tell me, why is it every time I hear the name “George Soros” or “Barry Soetoro” I get “triggered” but nobody cares? Why don’t they go beat them up for me? Hey, they beat up people THEY don’t like. Is that fair?

    I am deeply OFFENDED by these cry-bullies. I am not a pervert, don’t wish to be a pervert and will never support their agenda. I’m a Christian, not a Satanist. I don’t want these creatures making decisions for me. Who do I see about it?

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  12. How sad. Are we into book burning again? How about banning films/censorship?

    I don’t know under which guise these people were evaluating this movie…but…the first time (and many thereafter) I saw this movie as a teen….and then other times in later, more mature years…it became one of the reasons I was moved by the understanding/surprise findings that it gave me—-that there were MANY sides to the Civil War, in both the North & South….and that’s one of the many reasons I began to study history in-depth…and a reason that I read the original novel at probably age 13, which gave an even MORE descriptive porthole into the war in the South and post–war economy (as the written often does opposed to the Hollywood version)….and as a “Yankee” it was an eye-opener to me. I thought there was ONLY ONE SIDE–the “Right” side—MY SIDE….the side that WON. I was shocked to see that there were other “sides,” some of them not racist…but, instead, situational for the times…I’d NEVER been taught THOSE things…those economics, those situations, those politics/difficutlies.

    I’m not saying it was the “be-all-to-end-all” romanticized novel as it was presented by Hollywood….BUT….Margaret Mitchell WAS a post-war child/grandchild of the South and wrote from her understandings of her surroundings at the time. We can denegrate it today from our “modern” interpretation of race relations, we can despise her output and the movie script that adopted it….but at the base of it…..for good or bad….it portrayed human relations AT THE TIME between races…for GOOD AND BAD…according to the perception of someone who’d lived through it/was a child of it’s next generation….it is shameful to judge it by today’s treatment of legal race relations….b/c it was an HISTORICAL passage. We can appreciate the portrayal from this perspective…challenge it historically with facts–or not….but we can NOT judge it by today’s legal and social understanding. It is HISTORY…even if we THINK it is innaccurate for some reason…we need to PROVE where the innaccuracies are…need to bring it all out into the open instead of BANNING it or hiding it! For Pete’s SAKE….I’ve done the SAME danged thing in my own 8th grade US History classes with the romanticized DISNEY version of “Pocahantas.” I play selected exerpts of the Disney extravaganza to my class and THEN…give them 2 different diary versions from John Smith (about Pocahantas saving him from her father’s death squad) ….and direct my kids to find the similariteis and differences. Between the two…we come up with an 8th grade-level understanding of oral history and written history….fact and myth.

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  13. Every movie needs to be seen and every statue needs to remain standing. We need them as a reminder how far we have come.

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  14. I live in Atlanta, and to be honest I never liked GWTW.

    Never read the book, even though I attended Margaret Mitchell Elementary School for a couple of years before I got packed off to private school (thank God) for the duration.

    But this PC lunacy is utterly ridiculous.

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  15. Indeed, sound familiar?

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