Gone With The Wind Temporally Removed From HBO MAX (Or How To Look Back On Controversial Media) (11 Viewers)

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Before anyone says it’s oversensitivity, the full movie will return unedited. It’ll just include a discussion about the stereotypes and probably a warning.

WB did something similar when they released the Looney Tunes to DVD unedited.
 

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I am late to this but I have never seen it. I don't understand all the cancel stuff. If I find something offensive I don't watch it.
 
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it's the opposite, it's a world opened up to allow others fair(er) access
Well, that's wrong. No one's seeing an "alternate" non-offensive version. Warnings aren't more restrictive, but taking movies down entirely is and isn't providing anyone any access.
 

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I am late to this but I have never seen it. I don't understand all the cancel stuff. If I find something offensive I don't watch it.
but it's not your (mine) perspective that needs to be included
all media has always been for us (white men), these are attempts to address the concern that we used others as the butt of our amusement (if you were Chinese, do you really think you would be cool with Mickey Rooney's caricature in Breakfast at Tiffany's?)
 

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Yeah I don't get what the problem is here. It's just like at the beginning of a movie on HBO or Showtime when they tell you if the movie has nudity, strong sexual content or language. It's just helping the viewer be more informed on what they are getting ready to watch. I

This instance is the opposite of "cancel culture" they are literally offering The Muppet Show (which was unavailable before this) to 95million of their subscribers. but slapping an advisory in the beginning
 

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I am late to this but I have never seen it. I don't understand all the cancel stuff. If I find something offensive I don't watch it.
Hey look, A 51 year old guy can determine what is offensive to him in a children's show. I don't know why he thinks this is helpful for children but, good for you Semper. Good for you.
 

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but it's not your (mine) perspective that needs to be included
all media has always been for us (white men), these are attempts to address the concern that we used others as the butt of our amusement (if you were Chinese, do you really think you would be cool with Mickey Rooney's caricature in Breakfast at Tiffany's?)
I've read enough on SR and seen enough on Fox News to know that old white guys do NOT like being made fun off.
 

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Yeah I don't get what the problem is here. It's just like at the beginning of a movie on HBO or Showtime when they tell you if the movie has nudity, strong sexual content or language. It's just helping the viewer be more informed on what they are getting ready to watch. I

This instance is the opposite of "cancel culture" they are literally offering The Muppet Show (which was unavailable before this) to 95million of their subscribers. but slapping an advisory in the beginning
I don't really see the problem here either. I mean, I think it's ludicrous that The Muppet Show needs disclaimers .. but it's not censorship. I guess you can cancel me because I think it's ludicrous.
 

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I don't really see the problem here either. I mean, I think it's ludicrous that The Muppet Show needs disclaimers .. but it's not censorship. I guess you can cancel me because I think it's ludicrous.
the early seasons of Sesame Street had a disclaimer on it when DVD was released
 

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Sunny days! The earliest episodes of “Sesame Street” are available on digital video! Break out some Keebler products, fire up the DVD player and prepare for the exquisite pleasure-pain of top-shelf nostalgia.

Just don’t bring the children. According to an earnest warning on Volumes 1 and 2, “Sesame Street: Old School” is adults-only: “These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.”............

 

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I've read enough on SR and seen enough on Fox News to know that old white guys do NOT like being made fun off.
Oh, I don't know, I make fun of myself pretty regularly. :hihi:

And fwiw, no one really likes being made fun of, but everyone deals with it differently.
 
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Hey look, A 51 year old guy can determine what is offensive to him in a children's show. I don't know why he thinks this is helpful for children but, good for you Semper. Good for you.
The Muppet Show was never really intended to be a "children's" show.
 

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Hey look, A 51 year old guy can determine what is offensive to him in a children's show. I don't know why he thinks this is helpful for children but, good for you Semper. Good for you.
To be clear I was referencing Gone With the Wind...
 

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