The streaming service HBO Max has eliminated the Civil War racist fantasy film “Gone with the Wind” from its service.

A spokesperson for HBO Max told CNN the movie is “an item of its time and portrays some of the ethnic and racial bias that have, unfortunately, been commonplace in American society.”

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” These racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today, and we felt that to keep this title up without an explanation and a denunciation of those depictions would be reckless,” the representative stated.

The representative included that when the movie go back to HBO Max, it “will return with a conversation of its historic context and a denunciation of those really depictions,” and will exist “as it was initially developed, since to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these bias never ever existed.”

” If we are to create a more just, equitable and inclusive future, we should initially acknowledge and comprehend our history,” the representative stated.

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