More lefty lunacy. Now you will be told what is safe to view. It’s for your own good, bigot! Forget personal tastes and levels of tolerance, you will have no say. Conform to the orthodoxy or perish.
Where were these people over the decades that Gone With The Wind was aired without a whimper? Why now? Are people so fragile that they need protection?
Now BBC has removed t award winning comedy, Little Britain. Sure it’s risqué but that’s the allure. I’d love you don’t like it, don’t watch it. Problem solved.
We’ve already had The Simpsons remove Apu from the Kwik-e-Mart despite the overwhelming majority of Indians having NO issue with it.
Should Ricky Gervais be put on trial for all of the gags of political incorrectness surrounding race in The Office such as the time he mistook a Pakistani staff member for an Indian?
Or Gervais’ brilliant parody of people mistaking Samuel L Jackson for Laurence Fishburne because he was wearing a leather jacket and glasses from the Matrix in Extras?
What about sitcoms such as:
Kingswood Country where Ted Bullpitt cherishes his iconic Aussie built Holden car but has troubles getting along with his Italian son-in-law? Should it be removed from YouTube?
Or All in the Fanily where Archie Bunker assumes the role of a stuck-in-the-mud bigot? The humour is exactly because he was so out of touch.
Or Love Thy Neighbour where a white family is always making racial faux pas with the black neighbours? Is it worth removing forever to pacify apparatchiks?
Or maybe the censors should hammer the clear white privilege in Diff’rent Strokes?
We could go on and on with the amount of content (mostly comedy) that touches on racism.
Then should we push the exact same rules for racial stereotypes made by minorities themselves?
Take The Kumars at #42. They tip their culture to shreds. That’s the point. They are proud of those foibles and wish to say they’re ok with poking fun at it.
Or ‘Good Gracious Me‘ which poked fun of “going out for some English [cuisine]”
Or ‘Good Times‘ where blacks poked fun at the black community?
When are politicians going to stand up and tell these totalitarians to get a life? Surely a film from 81 years ago doesn’t require censorship. Who in the right minds things taking it down will somehow stop racism and stereotypes in its tracks?!?
Does Netflix believe removing Gone With The Wind move will achieve a thing? Maybe the streaming service can supply customer viewing preferences to these censors to keep a watchful eye on their political, racial and social motives…
It’s madness. And worrying at the same time. The more we let this stuff become acceptable, the more radical they become.
Time to stand up and push back on these crazies.