Actor Idris Elba has shared his thoughts on the controversy of streaming platforms that have movies that can be considered racist.
Even if Idris Elba He admits that he can see the benefit of how these decisions are respectful and consistent with "time and movement", he argues that instead of removing and deleting controversial content, people should not be so quick to censor racist issues within a show . Instead, Idris Elba believes that the public should "know what they are getting into" while respecting a narrator's freedom of expression.
"I really believe in freedom of expression," Idris Elba said in a recent interview. “But what happens with freedom of expression is that it is not suitable for everyone. That is why we have a classification system. We tell you that this particular content is rated U, PG, 15, 18. To mock the truth, you must know the truth. But to censor racist themes within a show, viewers should know that people put on shows like this. "
"Out of respect for time and movement, streaming platforms believe they are doing well in removing content that may become viewer-sensitive," Idris Elba continued. "But I think that in the future, people should know that freedom of expression is accepted, but the audience should know what they are getting into. I do not believe in censorship. I think we should be allowed to say what we want to say. Because, after all, we are story creators. "
Various movies and series have been censored.
Idris Elba's words reflect what happened recently. As HBO Max recently added a warning at the beginning of gone With the Wind (1939) after removing the film from its streaming service. Mad Men He also added messages in one episode, explaining how the story reflected the sociopolitical landscape of the United States at the time. Meanwhile, several series have removed episode like 30 Rock, The Office and Scrubs.
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