Subsequent HBO Max’s final decision to quickly pull the 1939 film “Long gone with the Wind” following an op-ed from “12 Years A Slave” screenwriter John Ridley, the streaming provider will re-release the movie with a specific disclaimer of its depiction of slavery.
At least one particular actress, though, believes the movie should really continue to be, effectively, long gone.
Queen Latifah, talking with The Related Press, explained the film isn’t going to have earned a 2nd opportunity.
“Allow ‘Gone With the Wind’ be long gone with the wind,” the 50-12 months-outdated remarked, right before turning her ire on the procedure of Hattie McDaniel, who played Mammy.
McDaniel was the to start with African American to be nominated for and gain an Academy Award, winning most effective supporting actress.
Even though it was a historic moment, Latifah explained individuals have to have to be knowledgeable of McDaniel’s knowledge at the Academy Awards.
“They didn’t even permit her in the theater until finally appropriate just before she acquired that award,” the “Girls Journey” star discussed, pointing out that segregation prevented McDaniel from celebrating.
“Someone came outside the house and introduced her into the auditorium. She was not even permitted to sit in there,” said Latifah, offended that McDaniel was also censored. “And then she experienced to examine a speech that was created by a studio. You know that’s not what the hell she desired to say.”
Latifah additional that successful an Oscar did not improve McDaniel’s existence.
“Then after that, all she could do was perform the same types of roles,” she taken care of, adding that McDaniel’s struggles are equivalent to people faced by numerous current-day black actors and actresses.
“So the alternatives at that time and the way that those people in electrical power in that company had been relegating us and marginalizing us and not making it possible for us to develop and thrive soon after that was just awful,” Latifah concluded.
HBO Max has not introduced when “Long gone with the Wind” will return to its catalog.