On Wednesday’s ‘The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah touched on the information that “Gone With the Wind” has been quickly pulled from HBO Max pending an up to date launch that contextualizes and denounces the movie’s racist content material. And then he and present correspondent Dulcé Sloan helped HBO Max out by creating that up to date minimize for them.
The background for the joke began on Monday, when “12 Years a Slave” screenwriter John Ridley wrote in a Los Angeles Times op-ed that particularly in gentle of the nationwide protests towards systemic racism, HBO ought to cease streaming the movie. He didn’t name for it to be locked away for good, however requested that added to any broadcast ought to be an acknowledgment and dialogue of its racist depictions of black individuals and its glorification of the pre-civil struggle south and the establishment of slavery.
On Tuesday evening, Warner Bros., which owned HBO Max, granted the request, pulling it from its streaming companies. In an announcement, WB mentioned “we felt that to keep this title up without an explanation and a denouncement of those depictions would be irresponsible and that the film “will return with a discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions, but will be presented as it was originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.”
“Now, HBO hasn’t said how they’re gonna add context to ‘Gone With the Wind. And it is gonna be a tough task,” Noah mentioned about that. “So, we decided to do it for them.” Then he rolled an edited model of a few scenes, however with Sloan popping up into the scene to clarify how tousled it’s.
In the primary, we start as Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) tells Scarlett O’Hara (Vivian Leigh) how fairly she seems. “It’s the glow of never working,” Sloan pops as much as say.
Then, Ashley reminisces about “oh the lazy days” — to which Sloan says “they weren’t lazy for everybody” — adopted by an actual jaw drop of a line the place he waxes nostalgic about heat summer time nights and “the high soft negro laughter.” “What now?” Sloan pops as much as say. “Let’s get one thing straight: Black people laugh loud. If we’re laughing softly, it means we’re laughing at your ass.”
In the subsequent scene, Scarlett walks the grounds of her mansion with Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and says she’d “give anything” for the place to be prefer it was earlier than the Civil War. “You know she’s talking about slavery… you got that, right?” Sloan interjects.
Rhett in fact tells her to spend as a lot cash as she desires to make it “as fine” a spot because it ever was.” “Oh, it will be a fine plantation,” Sloan says to this. “But it’s gonna have to have white labor next time.”
Watch the entire clip above. The “Gone With the Wind” stuff begins about 2 minutes and 30 seconds in.
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