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‘Gone with the Wind’ pulled from HBO Max until it can return with ‘historical context’

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Clark Gable, stars as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara whose love affair is a predominant theme in the 1939 classic, “Gone with the wind,” to be colorcast in two parts — as a “Big Event” Sunday, Nov. 7 (8 – 11 p.m. NYT) and Monday, Nov. 8 (8-10 p.m. NYT and 9-11 p.m. PT) on the NBC Television Network. (AP Photo)

HBO Max has pulled Gone with the Wind as mass protests against racial injustice sweep the country.

A spokesperson for the streaming service, which is owned by Warner Media, says the movie is a product of its time, and depicts racial prejudices commonplace in American society.

Gone with the Wind is a love story set during the American Civil War.

The 1939 film is considered a cinematic classic, but it’s also criticized for its portrayal of slavery and African Americans.

HBO Max says when it does return, there will be a discussion of the movie’s historical context, and a denouncement of those racial depictions.

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