Critic calls for 'Gone With The Wind' ban over Confederate flag
The film "Gone With The Wind" is a classic set in the South during the American Civil War, a time when the country was divided in two. Today, people are split about banning the movie over its racial politics.
Finally, nearly 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the collapse of the Confederacy, Confederate flags are being recognized as the symbol of racism they really are, and no longer being sold in a number of major stores. Now that anger towards confederate symbols is being directed towards "Gone With The Wind."
On Wednesday, Lou Lumenick, an entertainment critic for the New York Post, called for the 1939 classic film to share the same fate as the Confederate flag. Lumenick argues the film romanticizes the confederacy and goes to great lengths to hide slavery's role in the Civil War.
He added, "[W]hat does it say about us as a nation if we continue to embrace a movie that, in the final analysis, stands for many of the things as the Confederate flag that flutters so dramatically over the dead and wounded soldiers at the Atlanta train station just before the 'GWTW' intermission?"
It appears Lumenick's column against the movie may have backfired. The following day "Gone With The Wind" was the best-selling feature film on Amazon.
"Gone With The Wind" tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner in Georgia, and her romantic relationships.