Statues aren’t the only things being consigned to the politically incorrect scrapheap. Movies are next, with the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee cancelling a long-running screening of Gone With the Wind over complaints that it’s racially insensitive.
It doesn’t matter that the film was released in 1939 and is a depiction of the U.S. South during the Civil War some 150 years ago.
Theatre president Brett Batterson said in a statement:
“... 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.”
If his view that education and enlightenment means self-censorship emerges as a new trend at the multiplex, what other culturally insensitive films will be cut from the playlist?
Watch as I run through a short list of classic movies that might now be considered racially insensitive, and let the eradication of potentially offensive movies commence.