You're running a bit behind on current events arent you Hisclarkness?
The over-dramatization has already occurred and we have all been watching it for the last two weeks.
Let's be plain spoken shall we?
Why do you suppose they plucked that one movie out of their line up to remove?
HBO? The same one that ran Game of Thrones?
Lots of racist overtones and articles written aboutthat show (that they wouldnt have dreamed of removing)
This much should have been obvious from way back when the very first episode aired in 2011. It was clear then that showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss envisioned their world as a white one........................
GoT’s co-creators, Benioff and Weiss, announced that their next project would be Confederate, an alternative history drama, in which the south won the American civil war and slavery never ended. The announcement was met with near-instantaneous social-media anger from activists including #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, who described it as “slavery fan fiction”. The project has since been delayed indefinitely.
The backlash might not have been so severe, however, if Game of Thrones wasn’t already perceived to have a problem with diversity.
The article sways back and forth trying to make points on both sides and ends up making no points really but it does give those with eyes some insight into how this all plays out ultimately.
The knee jerk "Symbolism" of removing Gone With the Wind (who most people in their 20s and under would only watch for school credit anyhow) was just that....symbolism.
The mightly HBO has but one ruler - here's how you spell its name - $$.
They can pick GWTW (which isn't making them any money anyhow) and yank it and promise to write a contextual forward.
And yet clever to pay lip service while doing absolutely nothing of any meaning.
Along with us not "over dramatizing" (still scratching my head over the faint whiff of the condescension in that statement)
How about we allow each person on this thread to speak clearly and address the points as they see them without any of us assigning emotion to them.
"Lets" try that, shall we?