“Gone With The Wind” Will Soon Return To HBO Max With An Introduction Giving “Historical Context”

June 15, 2020 / Posted by:

Remember how Megyn Kelly almost died from a severe case of losing her shit over HBO Max temporarily removing Gone With The Wind? Well, a whole five days later and Megyn can finally un-bunch her shit-filled panties because it’s coming back. Oh but wait, it will now include an intro from a Black woman who will explain its “historical context.” Megyn’s shit-filled panties just bunched right back up!

Entertainment Weekly says that Gone with the Wind, which you can currently find on every other streaming service, will return to HBO Max. HBO made the decision to pull the movie from its roster after John Ridley‘s op-ed for the Los Angeles Times which pointed out the problematic depictions of slavery as well as the Civil War-era South.

The HBO Max re-release of the film will include a new introduction by Black scholar and host, Jacqueline Stewart. Jacqueline hosts Silent Sunday Nights on Turner Classic Movies and wrote her own op-ed about GWTW. Her introduction of the film will “provide an introduction placing the film in its multiple historical contexts.” She wrote:

“For me, this is an opportunity to think about what classic films can teach us. Right now, people are turning to movies for racial re-education, and the top-selling books on Amazon are about anti-racism and racial inequality. If people are really doing their homework, we may be poised to have our most informed, honest, and productive national conversations yet about Black lives on screen and off.”

WarnerMedia chairman, Bob Greenblatt, told Jess Cagle on his SiriusXM show about the choice to put in the introduction:

“We failed to put the disclaimer in there which basically sets up the issues that this movie really brings up. We took it off and we’re going to bring it back with the proper context. It’s what we should have done. I don’t regret taking it down for a second. I only wish we had put it up in the first place with the disclaimer. And, you know, we just didn’t do that.”

No word on when exactly the movie will come back, but it surely won’t be too long. I don’t know if this will satisfy Megyn Kelly, though. It probably won’t and I’m sure she’ll record her own introduction and will release it on her extremely popular YouTube channel for her two non-bot subscribers to enjoy!

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