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Gone with the Wind Banned … The Reason is Shocking! What a SHAME

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The Orpheum Theatre Group announced Friday that Gone With the Wind will be banned from its summer movie series because it’s too insensitive.

The theater’s board said they received many complaints from liberals after this year’s showing.

WREG reports:

“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.
Memphis’ population is about 64 percent African-American.

The historic theater in Downtown Memphis has shown the movie for decades, but this year’s event “generated numerous comments,” leading to the decision.

“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 group said.

Gone With the Wind takes place on a plantation. Some critics say that the 1939 film isn’t heavy-handed enough in its portrayal of slavery and perpetuates stereotypes and myths.

Apparently, banning movies is back in fashion.

Statues, movies … what’s next?

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