Queen Latifah mentioned she helps HBO Max’s controversial resolution to take away “Gone with the Wind” from its library on account of racial sensitivity.
The 1939 Oscar-winning movie set throughout the Civil Conflict was faraway from the platform on account of considerations over its depiction of black people from that period amid heightened sensitivity to racial points sparked by the dying of George Floyd. Floyd died whereas in police custody on Could 25 after an officer knelt on his neck for greater than eight minutes.
Many have been fast to deride the resolution, noting that “Gone with the Wind” gave actress Hattie McDaniel an Oscar for her position, making her the first black American to win the coveted award. Though the streaming service finally reversed its resolution, Latifah, who performs McDaniel on Ryan Murphy’s Netflix collection “Hollywood,” famous that it could be time to “let ‘Gone with the Wind’ be gone with the wind.”
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In an interview with the Related Press, Latifah famous that McDaniel’s Oscar win was removed from the large win for movie range that it’s being touted as.
“They didn’t even let her in the theater until right before she got that award. Someone came outside and brought her into the auditorium. She wasn’t even allowed to sit in there. And then she had to read a speech that was written by a studio. You know that’s not what the hell she wanted to say,” The 50-year-old actress mentioned.
She added: “Then after that, all she could do was play the same kinds of roles … So the opportunities at that time and the way that those in power in that business were relegating us and marginalizing us and not allowing us to grow and thrive after that was just terrible. And a lot of that is still around today.”
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When the movie returns to the streaming service, it’s going to embrace an introduction from Jacqueline Stewart, a Turner Traditional Motion pictures host and professor in the Division of Cinema and Media Research at the College of Chicago.
Elsewhere in the interview, Latifah was requested her ideas on the ongoing protests sparked by Floyd’s dying. The actress and musician famous that the motion is a very long time coming whereas highlighting how this present time feels totally different than earlier generations of protests.
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“This is like nothing I’ve ever seen in my life. And it’s also the fact that it’s happening worldwide. It’s time, you know? It’s time,”” she defined. “What an opportunity we have right now. I can only liken it to what it was like for me as a kid, as a teenager — young 20s, early ’90s when there was apartheid in South Africa, and we weren’t with that. And rappers, we stood up and used our voices, and everybody used their voices.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.