Megyn Kelly is criticizing HBO Max’s decision to temporarily remove Gone With the Wind from its library — and wrote a Twitter rant about censorship.
The streaming service pulled the 1939 film, citing its racist depictions, Tuesday amid nationwide protests calling for racial equality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The former Fox News and NBC News personality criticized the business’s decision, saying, “Where does this end??”
Kelly, who was fired from the Today show in 2018 for defending the use of blackface in the context of dressing up as a character, asked on Twitter whether we will now “pull all of the movies in which women were treated at sex objects too?” adding, “Guess how many films we’ll have left? Where does this end?”Megyn Kelly✔@megynkelly
Are we going to pull all of the movies in which women are treated as sex objects too? Guess how many films we’ll have left?Where does this end??
Kelly went on to say that “every episode of Friends,” which is also streaming on HBO Max, would need “to go” — on the heels of the show’s co-creator Marta Kauffman admitting she “didn’t do enough” for diversity with its all-white cast. “If not, you hate women (& LGBTQ ppl, who also don’t fare well on Friends).”
Kelly also said that Game of Thrones “has to go,” as well as “anything by John Hughes,” adding the names of filmmakers Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese.Megyn Kelly✔@megynkelly
As her list grew, she said, “Let’s keep it going until all we have left is The Queen and Captain America.”
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